Maharashtra news: 9-year-old kid kidnapped, killed for ransom of ₹23 lakh

A 9-year-old boy named Ibad was kidnapped from a local mosque in Maharashtra's Thane district and killed by a local tailor for ransom. The police and villagers launched a search operation, leading to the discovery of the boy's body hidden in the kidnapper's backyard.

Edited By Alka Jain
First Published26 Mar 2024, 11:54 AM IST
Boy kidnapped in Maharashtra's Thane, later killed. (HT)
Boy kidnapped in Maharashtra’s Thane, later killed. (HT)

In a terrifying incident, a 9-year-old kid was kidnapped from outside a local mosque after evening prayers in the Goregaon village of Maharashtra's Thane district on Sunday evening. Before being killed, the accused kept him in a sack and hid in the latter's backyard. 

The key accused was a local tailor, identified as Salman Maulvi, who kidnapped a boy named Ibad to extort 23 lakh for building his new house, according to a report published by NDTV. 

Ibad's family started looking for their son in the neighborhood when he did not return home after evening prayers. While searching under the stressful situation, the boy's father received a call demanding ransom in exchange for Ibad. The caller abruptly ended the call without revealing any other information. 

As soon as the villagers got to know about Ibad's disappearance, a dual search effort was launched —  the police conducting a thorough search, and the villagers also set out to locate the missing boy. 

The kidnapper changed his SIM card to avoid being caught by the cops and villagers, the report said. However, police finally tracked down Maulvi's residence on Monday afternoon where Ibad's body was kept in a sack and hidden in the backyard of the house. 

Dr DS Swami, Thane Superintendent of Police stated that the accused is in custody and an investigation is being done. An FIR has also been registered in this matter, as per NDTV reports. 

Safuan Maulvi, Salman Maulvi's brother, was also taken into custody in connection with the brutal crime. 

According to senior Badlapur police officer Govind Patil, police have identified Salman as the main suspect and are currently investigating the possibility that other family members were also involved in this heinous crime.

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First Published:26 Mar 2024, 11:54 AM IST
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