New Delhi, Oct 17 (UNI) Less than two days after a class IV student of the G D Goenka Public School in Rohini was kidnapped from near the school, the Delhi Police have arrested a medicine trader in connection with the kidnapping and subsequent murder.
Siddharth Jaitley, 26, a resident of Old Rajinder Nagar and the business and family acquaintance of the father of the child Vipul Kansal, has been arrested within 36 hours of commission of crime and the body of the kidnapped child recovered from a secluded place near G T Karnal Road in Murthal District of Sonepat in Haryana.
Vipul had been kidnapped by the accused on October 15 after he alighted from his school bus and was about the enter the gate of the Neel Kanth society where he resided.
On the same day, Vipul's father, Parvinder Kansal, lodged a complaint that the child had been kidnapped by some unknown persons and that a ransom call of Rs 1.5 crores had been received by his wife in lieu of the safe release of the boy.
However, later he strangulated the child and disposed off the body in a secluded place near G T Karnal Road in the area of P S Murthal, District Sonepat, Haryana within first few hours of kidnapping.
Meanwhile, several police teams were found to crack the case. The teams monitored the calls made by the kidnapper in which he negotiated the ransom amount and the mode of delivery.
Once the place of delivery was fixed at Ranjit Singh Flyover, the police teams followed the accused to trace his whereabouts.
After the child did not return even after waiting for four hours despite the receipt of the ransom amount, the police teams raided the house of the accused and succeeded in apprehending him.
The police party also recovered a Honda City car and mobile phones along with the entire ransom amount at his instance.
On interrogation, Siddharth revealed that he knew the complainant's family as their shops were adjacent at Bhagirath Place earlier. He hatched a conspiracy and consequent to the plan, followed the routine of the child a couple of times earlier.
On October 15, he parked his Honda City car No UP-32-B-2594 near the main gate of Neel Kanth Society, Sector 13, Rohini and pushed the child inside the dickey of the car and sped away from the spot.
However, while he was taking the child at Samaipur Badli, he realised that the child had fainted. Out of fear, he strangulated the child and disposed off the body in a secluded place near G T Karnal Road within first few hours of the kidnapping.