Accused has been caught by cops after registering an FIR of kidnapping, murder at Modi Nagar police station in Ghaziabad
The Hush Post: The police have arrested a man on the charges of kidnapping and killing a 14-year-old boy in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad city.
The teenage boy’s body was found with his throat slit in a sugarcane field in Muradnagar, about 8 km from his house in Ghaziabad’s Modi Nagar last week.
The police said, the accused, Subhash Kumar (30), who was living as a tenant on the boy’s house, was in an alleged relationship with the deceased boy’s mother. As the boy had seen them together in Kumar’s room on June 26, the accused killed him fearing that he would disclose about their affair, a report in Hindustan Times said.
Kumar works as a supervisor with an LPG agency in Ghaziabad and is married and has three children.
“The boy’s father goes to Delhi for work every day. On June 26, the boy’s mother was in Kumar’s room. Her son had returned home by then after playing cricket. He saw both of them through the window. Although the glass was tinted, both suspected that the boy saw them together,” a cop was quoted in the report.
Initially, in their FIR, the boy’s family had suspected the role of some boys of the neighbourhood as they had a fight while playing cricket on June 28, Ghaziabad SSP Vaibhav Krishna reportedly told Hindustan Times.
But when probed, the cops found that the boys aged seven to 13 years had no role in the killing. Also, the brutality of the murder hinted towards the involvement of some adult, the report said.
Later, the police scanned the CCTV footage from Modi Nagar (boy’s locality) to Murad Nagar on the Delhi-Meerut Road, in which the boy was seen riding pillion with Subhash Kumar on a scooty.
“Kumar had offered to purchase kites for the boy. In another CCTV footage, Kumar is seen near the Ganga Canal and taking a turn towards Jalalabad. He’s seen carrying a jute bag and a knife. The boy was taken to an isolated sugarcane field. Kumar first strangulated the boy and then slit his throat,” SSP Krishna was further quoted in the report.
The father of the boy has denied having any knowledge about the murder of the motive. The cops have ruled out the involvement of the boy’s mother in the murder. The police have booked Subhash Kumar for kidnapping and murder at Modi Nagar police station, the report said.