Police: 2 more held in Agra boy’s kidnap-murder, NSA to be invoked

By: Express News Service | Noida |

September 14, 2020 5:01:30 am

Agra police, agra boy missing, agra boy death, national security act, indian express newsThe accused allegedly choked him to death, police said.(Representational)

Three days after the body of a missing nine-year-old boy was found in a pile of sacks, Agra police on Sunday arrested two more accused in connection with the case, taking the total arrests to three. They are likely to invoke the National Security Act (NSA) against the accused. The process to suspend an inspector of the police station concerned for alleged dereliction of duty will soon start.

“Two more persons have been arrested after the main accused, Wahid, was arrested on Saturday. Given the nature of the crime, we will ensure that NSA is invoked against the accused. We will be initiating suspension proceedings against a policeman of the station concerned,” said Agra SSP Babloo Kumar.

The child went missing from Agra’s Dhaura area on Tuesday, and his body was found close to his home two days later. According to police, the accused kidnapped the boy hoping for Rs 2 lakh in ransom but ended up killing him for fear of being caught. The accused allegedly choked him to death, police said.

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