A 17-year-old Class 10 student abducted a seven-year-old boy in Hyderabad and demanded ₹3-lakh ransom from the boy's father. The juvenile made the boy sit inside a temple and threatened his parents that he will kill him if they didn't pay the ransom.
Arjun, a resident of PSR Colony, was playing in the neighborhood with his friend at around 2.30 pm on Sunday, which is when the Class 10 student was returning from his class. He saw Arjun and allegedly planned to abduct him and then demand money from his family. The Class 10 student befriended Arjun and took him near his residence in Almasguda and made him sit inside a temple and then dialed Arjun’s father.
Speaking to Arjun’s father, Raju, the Class 10 student tried to mask his voice and demanded an amount of Rs 3 lakh. He warned Raju not to approach the police and told him that if he did, his son would get killed. Arjun’s father pleaded for his son's safety and tried to negotiate, stating that he will only be able to pay Rs 1.5 lakh, but the juvenile refused to accept it. Then, Raju offered to pay Rs 25,000 in cash and rest of the amount in the form of a cheque, which the juvenile agreed to, said Rachakonda Police.
The police traced the juvenile's location using intelligence collection, within four hours of the complaint filed. The Class 10 student, who was later taken into custody, had allegedly demanded Rs 3 lakh from the 7-year-old’s father. The juvenile under custody and he confessed to the crime.