A yr after Suraj Mahaldar, a resident of Shamsergunj in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district, had received Rs 26 lakh in a lottery as prize cash, his son (7) was killed for a Rs 2-lakh ransom on Sunday.
The physique of Raihan Mahaldar was discovered inside a mango orchard on Sunday night, not removed from his house.
The toddler was final seen at round 11 am, when he was taking part in with another youngsters outdoors his house, in keeping with his members of the family.
The police have detained two males for questioning on Monday morning amid stress within the space over the toddler’s homicide.
Suraj mentioned, “I had left house for some work on Sunday morning. After I returned at round 12:30 pm I couldn’t discover Raihan though we searched from him in all places.”
Round 2:10 pm, Suraj obtained a cellphone name from an unknown particular person, who used abusive language and demanded Rs 2 lakh for releasing Raihan.
Initially, the caller advised Suraj that he would discover his son alive close to an agriculture subject.
Inside a couple of minutes, he known as once more and mentioned the kid could be launched close to the native Moregram bridge.
The members of the family knowledgeable the Shamsergunj police station however the little one’s physique was discovered earlier than the culprits could possibly be traced.
It’s suspected that Raihan was killed earlier than the ransom name was made.
Suraj had received Rs 26 lakh in a lottery as prize cash a yr in the past, however two extra males allegedly took the lion’s share.
Later, some village elders brokered a deal and Suraj acquired extra money from the opposite two claimants.
The police are probing the dispute over the lottery prize cash and are attempting to hook up with dots with Raihan’s homicide.
Amit Bhakat, officer-in-charge of Shamserganj police station, mentioned, “We now have obtained a written grievance and a homicide case has been registered. A probe has began.”