Class-10 student abducted by friends for money, battered to death
A Class 10 student in Ghaziabad was allegedly kidnapped by two teenage boys, who, in panic, ended up killing him after the boy fell off their motorcycle and received severe head injuries. Vaishali-resident Pramod Sharma lodged a missing person report on April 17 in which he said that his 16-year-old son had gone out of their house the previous day but did not return.
Two accused detained; another still at large
On April 16, the accused allegedly asked the boy to help them in some computer-related homework. However, they served him some sedative-laced drink and were taking him on a motorcycle when he fell off and received head injuries. The two accused and their another accomplice allegedly hatched a conspiracy to kidnap the boy and demand money from his father to repay the moneylender.
Initial probe led police to two accused
Another student confessed during interrogation that they allegedly kidnapped the boy for money so that they could repay one of their loans. One of the accused allegedly borrowed around Rs. 2.5 lakh from different people and the lenders were pressuring him to return their dues.