Chandigarh: Four days after the kidnapping of 8-year-old girl the police solved the case with the arrest of two persons and claiming that no ransom was paid to the accused for the release of the victim, on Sunday at Patiala. The accused have been identified as Deepak Kumar alias Deepa and Ajay Verma residents of Patiala. During the arrest the police have recovered two cars Hyundai Verna and Maruti Zen used for committing the crime. Moreover, the police have also recovered a .32 bore pistol and two bullet motorcycles from the possession of the accused.
While addressing the media, deputy inspector general of police (DIG), Gursharan Singh Sandhu said that the accused had released the girl with the fear of getting arrested as the police had actively launched the search operation in the city. He added that both were not habitual and this was the first time that they tried their hand for making the easy money. While justifying the ransom, Sandhu said that the accused had hostage the girl at Deekap’s native place at Sular village and left the girl there. However, on the day of the kidnapping on 4 may, the information was spreads that the family had paid the ransom amount of Rs 50 lakhs to the accused for the release of the girl. But the officers said that no ransom was paid to the accused.
Sandhu said that the idea of executing the plan of kidnapping was stuck into their mind the television serials. He added that both were well educated and from well-off families. Deepak (one of the accused) borrowed the car from his relative that was used for kidnapping the girl and the vehicle was recovered police. Sandhu said that the police had constituted multiple teams that worked on the technical evidences of the case. He added that during the investigation it has been learnt that the mobile phone used for ransom call was snatched from a street vendor near the Rajindra hospital and the accused used bullet motorcycle.
The police verified the vehicle from the street vendor who had led to the chain of events of the incident. Further the police had also accessed the CCTV cameras installed in the nearby shops that also partly assisted the police to trace the accused.
What happened on May 4
A seven-year-old girl Sanvi Gupta on her way to school in a rickshaw was kidnapped in the morning. The girl was reportedly released by the kidnappers almost six hours later. The victim, Shanvi Gupta (7), was on her way to The British Co-Ed School in a rickshaw when an unidentified man asked the rickshaw puller to identify a girl from among the children he was ferrying. They then offered a chocolate to the girl and when she refused, he pulled her out and handed her over to his accomplice in a Hyundai Verna car that fled the scene. The person who offered the chocolate was on a bike and sped in the opposite direction.
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