9-yr-old kidnapped, killed by minors

New Delhi: A nine-year-old boy was allegedly kidnapped and killed by two minors who were later apprehended in south west Delhi’s Dwarka Sector 23, police said today.

Police said that one of the accused juveniles was a distant relative of the victim with whom he was seen last before his disappearance on February 28.

A complaint was lodged by the victim’s father Pradip at Dwarka Sector 23 police station on the night of February 28.

A case of kidnapping was registered and investigation launched. Police picked up the accused juvenile who is an uncle of the victim as they were seen together, said a senior police officer.

Later, another juvenile was apprehended by the police on the information provided by the victim’s minor uncle.

The duo continued telling lies to the cops but finally gave up as they were confronted by evidences against them and revealed about their sinister plan to abduct the boy for ransom.

The body of the victim was later recovered on their revealtion yesterday. They had kept the body of the victim at a flat in Dwarka after killing him to save themselves as they feared there identities could be revealed.

The accused juvenile who was related to the victim had planned kidnapping for ransom but as police suspected his role in it, he along with his accomplice killed the boy, he said.

The accused have been sent to juvenile home, he added.