Protest in Shimla as body found after two years of kidnapped child

police recover body of child in Shimla
Police recover body of Yug from a water tank in Shimla

Shimla, Aug 23 (PTI) Protests broke out in the city today after the body a four-year-old child, kidnapped two years ago, was found with the protesters alleging police inaction against the accused. Markets remained closed as traders joined the protesters including the victims family members who alleged the police did not make any serious efforts to trace the child.

Yug kidnapped on June 14, 2014 and his skeleton was recovered by CID from the water tank of municipal corporation at Celestine near Bharari last evening.

The body was recovered following the information given by the main accused — Vikrant Bakshi during interrogation, police said. Two other accused — Chander Sharma and Tajender Singh, who runs a shop at Ram Bazaar and were out on bail earlier but arrested again and a case of murder under IPC section 302 against them and Bakshi.

Satish Sharma, uncle of the boy, said the child was killed after eight days of abduction and the accused kept on demanding ransom even after killing him. He alleged that Bakshi killed his nephew.

The protest started after it was revealed that the arrested persons were the same suspects who the family members had named in the case.

The traders said had the police taken a timely action when the accused were reportedly demanding ransom, the boy could have been saved.

The protesters staged a dharna outside the Vidhan Sabha demanding death penalty for the accused and social boycott of their families. They later marched towards the High Court and Raj Bhawan here.

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