The body of a 14-year-old boy was found on Saturday morning at Yeve village in Badlapur, two days after his father filed a kidnap complaint. Till Saturday, the unidentified kidnapper made 18 calls to Dombivli resident Anil Shah, a tailor, from various PCOs in the area and demanded Rs 20 lakh in exchange for his son.
Yash, a Class 9 student of Rajabhau Patkar Vidyalaya in Dombivli (East), did not return home from school on Thursday. Anil told the police that his son had called from his cellphone on Friday morning and begged him to rescue him as the kidnapper was beating him.
Anil had registered a complaint with the Ramnagar police station, said Assistant Commissioner of Police Chandrakant Joshi, Crime Branch, Thane. Joshi said: “After Anil lodged the complaint, we posted men at all PCO booths between Dombivli and Badlapur. We even requested reporters not to publish the news. But, we were unlucky in the case.”
On Saturday, at 11.30 am, police Patil Manohar Yashwantrao found the boy’s body in Yeve village, 2 km from Bavri dam. Yashwantrao informed the Badlapur police, who then alerted the Dombivli police.
The police are investigating why the kidnapper demanded Rs 20 lakh from a tailor, who is also disabled. The Crime Branch is investigating the case simultaneously with the Dombivli police. This is the second unsolved student murder in Dombivli.
In 2007, Snehal Gaware (21), an engineering student, was founded murdered in her house.