A juvenile arrested in Delhi on charge of kidnapping his employer’s son for ransom said he was inspired by a Bollywood film for the crime, police said on Tuesday.
Police said the abducted boy — kidnapped on Monday from his Kalyan Puri residence in east Delhi — has since been rescued from Badaun in Uttar Pradesh.
“During investigation, police came to know from local residents that the juvenile, who worked for the boy’s father last year, was last seen walking along with the boy. The accused had left the job and gone to his native place Badaun after the death of his mother,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Omvir Singh said.
“The juvenile had sent multiple messages to his former employer to demand Rs 3 lakh as ransom to free his son,” the police officer said.
“After the juvenile was traced to and caught from Badaun, he said he was kicked out of his house by his sister-in-law. He was on his own after his mother’s death,” Singh said.
He returned to Delhi in search of a job and watched a movie wherein four persons kidnap a boy for ransom, which gave him the idea of kidnapping his former employer’s son, the DCP said.