IAS aspirant used dead rats to mask stench of boy’s body
NEW DELHI: From collecting ‘evidence’ to suggesting names of ‘suspects’ who may have kidnapped a seven-year-old missing boy, police said that Avadhesh Sakya worked “intelligently” to keep the needle of suspicion away from him.
Sakya, 27, was arrested from his home in north Delhi’s Nathupura on Tuesday for allegedly killing the boy, Ashish Saini, and hiding his body in a bed box for 37 days.
Aslam Khan, DCP (northwest), attributed the motive to Sakya’s hatred for the boy’s parents and his desire to extract ransom from them. Police are also probing Sakya’s relationship with the women in Ashish’s family and if that had anything to do with the murder.
An MSc in Physics and a native of Etah, in Uttar Pradesh, Sakya told police he had appeared for his civil services examination thrice, clearing the preliminary stage on two occasions.
But for Ashish’s family, most locals of Nathupura, Sakya was a “senior officer with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)”. “He would sometimes say he works for the Intelligence Bureau.
At other times, he said he was with the Income Tax department. In January, he said he had become a CBI officer and would be taking up the job on February 12. He said he had been given a bungalow, a car, and a gun. He spoke fluent English and was educated and confident. We believed him,” said Ashish’s father, Karan Saini.
The “aura” he created around himself came handy when police began searching for Ashish, hours after he went missing around 5.30pm on January 7.
Ashish had left his uncle’s home around 5.15pm and was captured by a CCTV camera near Sakya’s home at 5.17pm.