Bengaluru Student Kidnapped And Killed By Own Friend

Ebony Scott
September 23, 2017

In the video message, Sharath had said that he was kidnapped by some people looking like "terrorists" and they were demanding Rs 50 lakh as ransom.

Following the incident, Police has reportedly arrested six people which also includes victim's friend Vishal in connection with the case.

Sharath's father, V Niranjan Kumar, is a senior officer in the Income Tax Department.

According to the Newspaper, Please pay.please!"The appeal was sent on WhatsApp from the phone of the kidnapped student, Sharath, to his parents on September 12, days before they reported him missing in Bengaluru.In another WhatsApp video Sharath, 19, warned his parents, "They are also following my akka (elder sister), they listed all her activities, day by day".

"Sharath is believed to have been strangled in the auto around midnight". The kidnappers killed Sharath after they found out that his father had filed a police complaint.

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Police gave the names of the arrested as Vishal, who lived near Sharath's house and was acquainted with the victim's family, and Vinay Prasad, Vinod Kumar and Kiran Pai.

The police said that the teen was strangled by a nylon rope and then his body was dumped in a lake. Vishal told them about Sharath and his family's financial background.

However, a couple of days after the murder they found the body floating in the lake. Sharath Kumar was kidnapped in a sedan and was thereafter kept hostage in the auto, said police. The police exhumed the body, conducted a post-mortem and handed the body over to the family. They tied more stones to the body and put it back in the lake. They then took out the decomposed body and went around the city for a day in a auto, and then buried it near a quarry at Ajjenahalli in Ramanagaram district, the police said.

They tracked the mobile transmission tower locations from where the WhatsApp messages were generated, eventually stumbling upon the mobile number that led them to Vishal.

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