Kidnappers kill 9-year-old boy | Patna News | #childabductors

PATNA: In a shocking incident, a nine-year-old boy was murdered after being abducted along with his three-year-old younger brother from a village in Vaishali district, police said on Monday.
The victims—Satyam Kumar and his brother Vicky Kumar—were allegedly sold for Rs.2.5 lakh to a gang involved in human trafficking after being picked up in a car from Mustafapur village under Bidupur police station on September 21.
The victim’s mother, Seema Devi, reported the incident to the police on September 24, apprehending the involvement of a close relative Sujeet Kumar and his two associates—Sonu Kumar alias Chhotu and Vikas Kumar.
Vaishali SP Maneesh said Vicky was rescued from a house located at Chakosan on Monday and subsequently handed over to his mother Seema Devi. However, his elder brother Satyam was killed by the abductors.
Satyam’s mutilated body was recovered from a deserted place filled with rainwater near NTPC under Kanti police station in neighbouring Muzaffarpur district. The SP said altogether seven people, including two women, have been arrested in connection with the incident.
During interrogation, Sujeet, the victim’s cousin, confessed to the crime and revealed that he had sold the two kids to Mukul, a resident of Chakosan village in Vaishali district, for Rs.2.5 lakh. Mukul’s mother-in-law Chandrakala Devi, a resident of Jadhua near Hajipur in Vaishali, had approached him for the children.
Police said Mukul’s wife Puja Kumari and her mother Chandrakala admitted to having struck a deal with Sujeet for purchasing the two kids. A sum of Rs 40,000 was given to Sujeet as advance and the rest was to be paid in instalments.
The SP said the car used in the crime was recovered and its driver Avinash Kumar arrested. A sum of Rs15,000, a part of the first instalment paid to Sujeet was also seized by the police, he told this newspaper over the phone.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Satyam was killed by the abductors as he had identified Sujeet, who had kidnapped him along with his brother in a car while playing outside their house at Mustafapur.
The arrested persons were identified as Sujeet Kumar, Vikas Kumar, Sonu Kumar alias Chhotu, Mukul Kumar, Puja Kumari, Chandrakala Devi and Avinash Kumar. They were produced in a court at Hajipur, which remanded them in 14-day judicial custody.


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