Powai boy mur­der: Cops find ‘weapons’

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY - V.Narayan@ times­group.com

Mum­bai: The po­lice team prob­ing the kid­nap and mur­der of a 10-yearold Powai boy re­cov­ered a piece of cloth and the boul­der that was used to kill him al­legedly by a two young­sters. Po­lice said the prime sus­pect, Amar Singh (20), wanted to kid­nap Ritesh Singh, a Class III stu­dent, ever since he saw Rs20,000 cash with the boy’s fa­ther, Babloo (37), dur­ing a visit to his Tunga vil­lage house to play with the boy.

Po­lice said Amar planned the kid­nap after he went to the boy’s house on Sun­day af­ter­noon and took him to play in the neigh­bour­hood. “Amar may have got scared after I called and asked him to co- me back with my son. It is then he may have de­cided to kill my son.... If he wanted money he should have at least called me once,” the boy’s fa­ther told TOI.

He said he helped Amar in get­ting a job in a fab­ri­ca­tion work­shop nearby. “On Sun­day, Amar took my son to his work­shop where my son tried to run back home sus­pect­ing some­thing amiss. How­ever, he con­vinced my son to ac­com­pany him to Bhayan­der,” he said. A Powai po­lice of­fi­cer said, “Amar with his friend stran­gled the boy with a piece of cloth and smashed his face with a boul­der after the mur­der and dumped the body at a des­o­late place in Bhayan­der (East).”

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