Up: Female Teacher and Boyfriend Kidnapped & Killed 16-year-old in Kanpur; ₹30 Lakh Ransom Letter Misled Police With ‘Allah Hu Akbar’

Kanpur: In a startling case, the 16-year-old son of a renowned businessman in Kanpur who was kidnapped on Monday (October 30), was found dead on Tuesday morning (October 31). The police apprehended the victim’s tuition teacher and her boyfriend who are suspected to be the suspects behind the murder. According to accounts, the body of the 16-year-old was discovered in the tutor’s basement.

The victim reportedly left the house at about 5:30 a.m.

The victim’s family claims that their son went to the home of his tutor, Rachita, at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, October 30. However, Prabhat allegedly accompanied him to the home of the tutor.

As per the CCTV footage, the boy and Prabhat were seen entering the house together. On the other hand, once inside the house, we witness both Prabhat and the boy enter the storage room at the same time, but only Prabhat emerges. This is when authorities believe the boy was murdered. Rachita, the tutor, and her boyfriend Prabhat Shukla have been arrested.
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The cops said they were fooled by a fake ransom note. Accused Prabhat along with a buddy utilized the victim’s scooter and with a modified number plate, threw a ransom note of Rs 30,00,000 at the victim’s residence. The police also claimed that the words “Allah hu Akbar” had been scribbled on the note to throw off investigators. The motive behind the murder is still not clear and both the accused Ruchita and Prabhat Shukla are being questioned.

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Akhilesh Yadav discusses the event on his blog.

Akhilesh Yadav, leader of the Samajwadi Party, wrote a blog entry about the kidnapping and murder of a 16-year-old girl in Kanpur and the ‘Allah Hu Akbar’ ransom letter left by the perpetrators to divert attention from their crimes.

Conspiracy to seek ransom by connecting the crime to a certain group in order to divert police attention from the kidnapping and murder of a textile businessman’s son in Kanpur is a very serious concern. This kind of practice is exceedingly damaging for the country and society, the strongest action should be taken against it,” stated Akhilesh in his tweet.

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