Days after a nine-year-old boy went missing from his house, his body was found inside a plastic bag in the neighborhood of Dwarka.
Police said his family lives in Uttam Nagar and they had lodged a complaint on Monday that the boy was missing. His body was found inside a house in Uttam Nagar on Wednesday afternoon, with injury marks on his neck and other parts.
Dwarka DCP Shankar Choudhary said the family received calls for ransom from an unidentified person. His team traced the number and caught the person whose name is there. The man, Bipin Bhandari (28), said that he had not abducted the boy. When the police searched his house, nothing was found. They then caught two other people living near Bhandari’s room. During the search, the police found the boy’s body on the second floor of a building. The house was empty. All those taken into custody are being interrogated.
“Following the complaint of his family, a team was sent to trace him and the CCTV installed in the area was scanned. A case of kidnapping has also been registered. On the basis of enquiry, we searched the houses in the area. The incident was reported on Wednesday afternoon. Prima facie, the boy was strangled to death,” said an officer.