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Uncle kills boy for ransom


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By Our Reporter


Mohammad Shamsad Ansari

SHILLONG: In a shocking incident, an uncle has abducted and subsequently killed a five-year-old boy for ransom in the city.

The body of the boy Mohammad Shamsad Ansari, who reportedly went missing on November 25 from Bihari Colony at Nongrim Hills, was recovered from a forest at Laitkor.

The father of the boy, a KG class student of Arya Kanya Vidyalaya at Laitumkhrah, filed a missing report with the police on November 26.

Additional Superintendent of police (crime) Vivek Syiem on Monday said an anonymous call was received on Sunday by one of the relatives where the caller demanded Rs 3 lakh for the release of the boy.

Syiem said police acted swiftly and after interrogating several people called the boy’s paternal uncle Mehboob Hussain (32) to Laitumkhrah police station on Monday morning for interrogation.

Fearing that the truth would be revealed, Hussain threw his cell phone into the toilet of Laitunkhrah police station which was subsequently recovered by police.

The police after examining the call records of the cell phone of Hussain came to a conclusion that it was from the phone of Hussain that a call was made demanding the ransom of Rs 3 lakh. During interrogation, the uncle confessed that he had killed the boy at Laitkor after taking him in his local taxi (MLO5D 2302).

“The accused killed the boy after hitting him with a wheel range, strangulated him and threw the body to the nearby forest”, Syiem added.

Surprisingly reports have indicated the accused made the call demanding ransom after killing the child on Friday.

According to the police, the primary motive of killing the boy is apparently for money though only after proper interrogation other motives can be known.


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