A man and his two friends, arrested for allegedly murdering two siblings after failing to get Rs. 30 lakh ransom from their parents, have been remanded to three days’ police custody by a Delhi court.
The victims' uncle and two others, were produced before a duty magistrate who remanded the trio to police custody till March 6 after police said their custodial interrogation is required to apprehend the fourth absconding accused.
The police had sought the custody of the siblings’ uncle Amit Singh, 22, and his friends Shivam Gupta, and Pankaj Kashyap, both 19, to unearth the whole conspiracy and plan as well as to arrest their alleged fourth associate Abhishek.
The seven-year-old boy and his five-year-old sister were found dead near Pragati Maidan on Saturday morning by a taxi driver, four days after they were kidnapped from their school in east Delhi's Mandawali area.
After kidnapping them on February 24, they had made ransom calls to their parents but when they saw there was little chance of getting the money, they allegedly killed the kids.