Minor siblings killed in Delhi

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 02, 2013 12:50 hrs

New Delhi, Mar 2 (IANS) Two siblings, who went missing three days ago, have been found dead near a railway track in central Delhi, police said Saturday. The family is suspecting the involvement of a neighbour in the abduction-cum-murder.

Their father, Manoj Kumar had received about five ransom calls demanding Rs.30 lakh, a police officer said.

"The bodies of Mansij and his sister Yashvi, aged seven and five respectively, were recovered from near the railway track in front of Pragati Maidan power station at around 9.30 a.m. Saturday morning," a police officer said.

The children had been missing from their school, Mother Convent School, in the Mandawali area of east Delhi for the past three days.

The bodies were found in a decomposed state.

Following the recovery of bodies, people staged a protest outside the Mandawali police station and demanded justice for the family and arrest of the accused.

D.K Gupta, additional deputy commisioner of police (East), tried to calm the agitating people and promised action in the case.

"Their mother would usually get the children back from school, but on that day (when children went missing) someone had locked her inside the house. After the door was opened by neighbours, she went to the school only to learn that a motorcycle-borne man had already take the children," the minors' grandfather, Sundar Singh, told IANS.

According to him, the children's mother Yogita informed her husband Manoj Kumar about the incident. He works in a share-brokerage firm.

Sundar Singh said that on Thursday night the family received about five phone calls from the abductors, demanding money for the release of the two children.

The family suspects involvement of a neighbour in the incident.

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