The Delhi Police East District held a woman and her associates who allegedly employer’s son and demanded ransom of Rs. one crore to release him.
The 19-year-old victim Kinshuk Agarwal was abducted from East Delhi’s Ghazipur flower market. His father, Vikas Aggarwal who runs two banquet halls in Derawal Nagar, had lodged a complaint with the Patparganj Industrial state police station.
The accused were identified as Richa Sabarwal, her mother Anita, her boyfriend Gurmeet Singh and Kamal Bansal. Richa works as flower decorator at Aggarwal’s banquet.
According to the police, Kinshuk was kidnapped at gunpoint (using a toy gun) from the flower market at Gazipur.
The abductors demanded Rs. one crore from him and even took a ransom of Rs. 50 lakhs before releasing his son.
DCP (East) Priyanla Kashyap said, “Kinshuk was with his driver Jitender and went to the Gazipur market for purchasing flowers. As he was leaving the market, a masked man, with a hoodie and a cap, holding the ‘toy gun’ got into his car and threatened him. He asked the car driver to head towards Ashok Vihar. Richa was seated in the car when the man barged in”.
She added, “On the way, the kidnapper made a WhatsApp call to Aggrawal from Kinshuk’s phone and demanded Rs 1 crore. After a negotiation, Aggrawal paid Rs 50 lakh at Ashok Vihar. Later, the kidnapper released Kinshuk, the woman and the driver and asked Aggrawal to drive the car. The kidnapper got down from the car near Radisson Hotel in Paschim Vihar after threatening Aggrawal to pay the remaining amount”.
During investigation, police checked around 150 CCTVs covering a 70-km distance and identified one suspicious two-wheeler.
DCP Kashyap added, “On the basis of the route followed by the scooterist, Bansal was arrested. Later, Richa, her mother Anita and Gurmeet were arrested as well”.
The investigation revealed that the woman’s husband had suffered huge losses in his business during the pandemic and she had to bear the household expenses. She ran into debt and needed the money, and hence she hatched the abduction plan with her mother and her boyfriend, Gurmeet.