Bengaluru: Kidnapped son of Income Tax officer killed, body found near lake

Bengaluru: Kidnapped son of Income Tax officer killed, body found near lake

Bengaluru: Kidnapped son of Income Tax officer killed, body found near lake

In the video, the victim said, "Hello Appa, people who suffered because of you have kidnapped me".

As per reports, the police have arrested six, including a friend of the deceased named Vishal.

The police said that the teen was strangled by a nylon rope and then his body was dumped in a lake. It's not clear why they killed Sharath but the police believes he was murdered soon after he was abducted. Vishal called Sharath to an apartment complex in Kengeri on the pretext of letting him ride an imported bike belonging to a friend. The police have recovered a vehicle used by the kidnappers and added that investigation is under way.

Following this, when the boy didn't return home, parents got anxious and registered a missing complaint with police.

The same day, he and his wife and daughter received a message on WhatsApp telling his parents to arrange Rs 50 lakh to pay his abductors as ransom.

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According to reports, the teenager was kidnapped by one of his relatives named Vishal and his accomplices.

Police said the body has been exhumed and further investigations are on.

The son of an Income Tax officer, who was kidnapped for ransom on September 12, was found dead on the outskirts of Bengaluru on Thursday evening. In the video, Sharath stated that he had been kidnapped by some persons who looked like terrorists and were demanding a ransom of Rs 50 lakh from his parents, said police. But it floated to the surface in a day or two, following which the kidnappers dug a pit near the lake and buried the body in it.

Following this, the youth's father Niranjan Kumar approached Jnanabharathi police station and filed a complaint. They then took out the decomposed body and went around the city for a day in a auto, and then buried it near a quarry at Ajjenahalli in Ramanagaram district, the police said.

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