Boy Kidnaps 5-Yr-Old for Rs 20 Lakh Ransom, Drowns Her in Panic
A 16-year-old Class 11 boy in Haryana allegedly killed a five-year-old girl by drowning her in a water tub, after kidnapping her for a ransom, the police said.
The boy was apprehended around 1 am on Thursday, 7 December, after the police traced the ransom call to a house that was rented to his brother-in-law by the girl's father, Superintendent of Police (SP), Ambala, Abhishek Jorwal said.
The 16-year-old had hid the body in a water cooler, after drowning her in the water tub, the SP said.
The boy was alone at home as his brother-in-law, who worked at a shop owned by the girl's father, along with his family, had gone to Uttar Pradesh, he said.
The officer said that the boy lured the girl to his house on the evening of Wednesday, 6 December, when she was playing outside her residence. The victim's family started searching for her after she did not return home and later informed the police, he said.
The SP said that the girl's father was not aware of the boy's background and intentions.
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