Pune, Sept 25 (IBNS) A 19-year-old in Pune in need of money to buy a motorbike kidnapped a five-year-old and then killed him inside a forest on Sunday, police said on Monday.
Parminder, the college student in Pune, on Sunday morning kidnapped Shubh Rawal, son of a defence scientist couple, for a ransom money of Rs 5 lakh with the help of another friend who is in Class X.
He offered chocolate to the boy playing near his house at a pandal of Ganapati and lured him away. He was taken to a forest area where when the boy was later killed by strangulation.
Police said the boy must have been killed in panic reaction.
Police arrested both the kidnapper and his accomplice.