Children abducted from Satna murdered in UP even after paying ransom, killers arrested
BHOPAL: The two children abducted from Satna have been found murdered in Uttar Pradesh, nearly 12 days after they had been kidnapped.
The boys--Priyansh and Shreyans, had been abducted at gunpoint from the schoolbus. Even after ransom amount was paid, the abductors killed them in Uttar Pradesh, where the kids had been taken.
The accused--Rohit Dwivedi, Raju Dwivedi, Padam Shukla, Lucky Tomar, Ramkesh and Pintu have been arrested. The boys were killed as they had told the abductors that they could identify them later.
The boys, both six-year-old, were sons of an oil trader. After kidnapping on February 12, the the abductors had taken them to Banda district in Uttar Pradesh. They killed the kids and tied the bodies with an iron chain, before throwing it on the bank of Yamuna river.
After the bodies were found, there was outrage across the state. The incident has sent shockwaves in the Vindhya region. People came out on the streets in a spontaneous reaction to protest and the police had to resort to lathi-charge to control the situation.
At least two of the accused pesons have links with the RSS, BJP and Bajrang Dal. The accused had photos and symbols of BJP and Yogi Adityanath on their vehicles apart from 'Ram Rajya' painted on the number plates. The police are interrogating the accused.
The BJP has targeted the state government for its failure in securing safe release of the kids. Former chief minister Shivraj Chouhan has said that the Kamal Nath government was busy in transfers, instead of focusing on law-and-order.