LIFE IMPRISONMENT TO TWO ACCUSED PERSONS FOR THE KIDNAPPING AND MURDER OF A MINOR CHILD

Press Release
New Delhi , 17.08.2013

     The Special Judge, CBI cases, Patiala(Punjab) has convicted two accused namely Ravi Ranjan Kumar Singh & Sonu Kumar Singh and sentenced them to undergo Life Imprisonment u/s 120-B, 364-A and 302 IPC with fine of Rs. 5000/- in a case relating to kidnapping & murder of a minor boy , about 5 years of age.


     CBI had registered a case on 30.8.2011 u/s 364-A IPC against unknown persons, on the order dated 26.7.2011 of the Hon'ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh passed in Criminal Misc. No. 3401-M of 2010 relating to kidnapping of a minor child. The complainant,a resident of district Mohali(Punjab), had alleged that his son Master Aryan, aged about 5 years, went missing from near his house on 23.7.2009, after which ransom calls were received.


      Based on the recorded conversation held between kidnapper and complainant, the identity of the kidnappers was established to be from Bihar. After thorough investigation, it was revealed that Ravi Ranjan Kumar Singh was very familiar with Master Aryan and also used to play with him. It was further revealed that Sonu Kumar Singh was close associate of Ravi Ranjan Kumar Singh. During sustained interrogation, Ravi Ranjan Kumar Singh and Sonu Kumar Singh,both residents of Sitamarhi(Bihar), admitted to have kidnapped and killed the child .


      Accordingly, on the basis of the evidence collected during investigation, a charge sheet was filed against both the accused persons u/s 364-A, 302, 201 and 120-B IPC.


     After completion of trial, the Special Judge, CBI cases, Patiala(Punjab) held both the accused persons namely Ravi Ranjan Kumar Singh and Sonu Kumar Singh guilty and convicted them.

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