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Former JDU leader's son abducted for ransom found dead in Bihar

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Patna, Apr 04: The body of former Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader's son, who was kidnapped for a Rs. 50-lakh ransom, was found in Siwan on Wednesday.

Former JDU leaders son abducted for ransom found dead in Bihar

Rahul Kumar, a Class 7 student of Kendriya Vidayalya and son of late JD-U leader Surendra Patel, was kidnapped late on Wednesday.

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"Four people have been arrested, further investigation is underway," K K Mishra, ASP, Siwan said.

According to police, the motive behind the kidnapping was extortion. However, the culprits murdered the victim in panic once the police started closing in on them.

"We have arrested four people involved in the kidnapping and also recovered the vehicle used by the culprits. The culprits are neighbours of the family with which the boy used to live with. They probably panicked after the police started looking out for them and killed the boy. At first sight, it looks like just these four are involved but more will be revealed after further investigation," said ASP Kantesh Kumar Mishra told ANI.

Police have increased security at the Sadar hospital premises where the body of the deceased is kept.

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