Powai 10-yr-old abducted, killed by relative
Mumbai: A 10-year-old Powai boy was kidnapped and brutally killed by a distant relative who had picked him up from his house on Sunday afternoon saying they would go out to play. The accused, Amar Singh, has been arrested along with an accomplice.
Singh said he had kidnapped Ritesh, a Std 3 student, with the intention of demanding a ransom of Rs 2.5 lakh from his electrician father Babloo. But he is said to have developed cold feet after a worried Babloo called him up to inquire about the boy. Minutes after Babloo’s call, Singh, who had taken Ritesh to Bhayander, smashed the boy’s face with a boulder at a friend’s shop.
Singh and his friend later joined the boy’s family in hunting for him.