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Infant kidnapped, murdered in Assam’s Cachar district

The suspects had contacted the parents and demanded Rs 10 lakh in ransom but subsequently reduced the amount to Rs 1.5 lakh
The arrest of a suspect in Didarkhush on Wednesday and his interrogation revealed that the infant had been murdered and buried at Amjurghat, about 7km from Kazidahar.

Umanand Jaiswal   |   Guwahati   |   Published 08.08.20, 01:02 AM

Three persons, including the main accused, have been arrested on charges of kidnap and murder of an infant in Assam’s Cachar district.

Police said five-month-old Dhrubajyoti, son of small trader Debojyoti Nath, was kidnapped by unidentified persons who had broken into their house at Kazidahar Part 11 on Tuesday night. The kidnappers later contacted the parents and demanded Rs 10 lakh in ransom but subsequently reduced the amount to Rs 1.5 lakh. They (kidnappers) agreed to return the infant at Kabuganj, around 12km from Nath’s residence, after receiving the ransom at Didarkhush, around 20km from Kazidahar.

But, the arrest of a suspect in Didarkhush on Wednesday and his interrogation revealed that the infant had been murdered and buried at Amjurghat, about 7km from Kazidahar.

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