City police today arrested two persons in connection with rape and killing of a three- year-old minor girl at Haji Kasam Chawl in Nagpada area of South Mumbai
The incident came to light last night after the girl's body was recovered from Kazipura. Police also said that the accused had also demanded a ransom of Rs 1 crore from the deceased parents.
According to police, the deceased had been missing since December 5 and a case in this regard was registered by her parents with the police. Later, the victim's parents received a call from some unidentified persons, demanding Rs 1 crore as ransom. Unable to shell out such a huge amount, the girl's father agreed to pay Rs 28 lakh to the alleged kidnappers, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 1) Manojkumar Sharma said.
The abductors later asked the girl's father to come with the ransom amount at Kalwa town in neighbouring Thane.
During the course of investigation, a 16-year-old boy, who lived in the neighbourhood of the girl at Duncan road had passed on the information of kidnapping to her parents, was detained and quizzed by the police.
Further interrogation revealed that the boy and his accomplice, also aged 16, had abducted the girl on December 5 and later strangulated her with the wire of a mobile phone charger the very same day, the official said. Both the accused were arrested in the wee hours and further investigations were on, Mr Sharma said, adding that the body has been sent for post-mortem.
The sources also said the parents of one of the accused was also detained by the police for further interrogation to ascertain the involvement of major person in the crime.
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