Lucknow: Violence broke out in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday night after the body of an abducted child was found, police said.
The seven-year-old son of show manufacturer Khalid Ali had gone missing on Saturday.
Initially the family members began searching for the child, but when they failed to find him, they lodged a police complaint.
A ransom call was later received by the family. After surveillance of the businessman’s phone, three of his neighbours — Zoeb (18), Labbo (17) and Farhan (21) — were found involved and later taken into custody.
During interrogation, they admitted that after kidnapping the child, they developed cold feet and killed the boy and burnt his body in the thickets of Kurau.
As soon as the body was found, relatives and well-wishers of the family attacked the houses of the kidnappers and set a house on fire.
Additional security deployment has been made and the situation was under control now, police told reporters.