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16-year-old boy held in Rs 30-lakh extortion case

india Updated: Mar 27, 2011 00:19 IST

A 16-year-old Class 11 student of Agra's St Paul's Church School has been arrested for bullying and extorting around Rs 30 lakh from his 11-year-old junior.

Kushagra Nagwani's father, in his complaint to the police, said his son - a Class 7 student - had been demanding large sums of money for the past two years and that some valuables had gone missing from the house too.

Suspecting something amiss, Kushagra's parents confronted him and he confessed that his senior was forcing him to get the money.

When Kushagra's senior called him again, the father, a local jeweller, recorded the call and handed the evidence to the police.

The police then laid a trap for him on Friday and when he came to collect the money, he was arrested.

The police said the senior boy - the 16-year-old son of a banker - had confessed to the crime, though he told the police he only made Rs 5-6 lakh.

The police said the accused confessed to having squandered the money in five-star hotels and restaurants.

Kushagra's father said complaints to the school went unheeded and that the "bully" had a full-fledged gang operating in the school.