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Rajasthan Shocker: Abducted boy found dead in canal in Kota

Kota: Abducted boy found dead in canal
Kota, Oct 10: Body of a 7-year-old boy, who was kidnapped last evening, has been found today in a canal in Bundi district, police said. Rudraskh, son of a bank manager Punit Handa, was abducted yesterday from a park here where he was playing with his friends, they said.

"The body was spotted in Nanta canal in Bundi's Talera police station area by a passerby in the morning following which the body was taken out and postmortem was conducted by a medical board," Additional SP, Kota, Rajan Dushyant told PTI.

Station House Officer (SHO) of Jhawar Nagar police station Haricharan Meena said the boy's hands were tied and there was no injury mark.

"Exact reason of the death will be clear once the postmortem report comes," he said. According to police, the kidnapper had demanded a ransom of Rs 2 crore and threatened to kill the boy if his father informed police or did not arrange the money.

Following the report of abduction, an alert was sounded at all check points and footages from CCTV cameras installed at the private institutes around the park have been investigated to trace the abductors, Meena said.

"Other children who were playing in the park last evening said that an unknown man was trying to become their friend by offering them chocolates. However, this was ignored by the elders and the suspicious man abducted Rudraksh," he said.

A suspicious white-coloured car was spotted near the park last evening and efforts are on to trace it and nab the culprits, he said. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje condemned the incident saying it would not be tolerated at any level.

"Additional Director General of Police (crime) has been deputed to camp in Kota immediately, probe the case at the earliest and arrest the culprits", quoting Raje a CMO spokesman said.

Chief Minister has asked the state BJP President Ashok Parnami, PWD Minister Yunus Khan, and Kota MP Om Birla to rush to Kota to console the bereaved parents and supervise the incident.


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