The body of a seven-year-old boy missing from a housing company in Pimpri Chinchwad in Pune district since Thursday was found in a deserted building on Saturday, a police official said.
Manthan Bhosale (20) and Aniket Samadar (21) have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the murder of Aditya Ogle, he said.
“The child’s body was found in a deserted building in the Bhosari MIDC area. Bhosale lives in the victim’s building and resented the child’s father. To distract investigators, he had messaged the child’s father from a worker’s phone and demanded Rs 20 crores on Friday,” he said.
“Ten teams have been formed to find the boy. We have traced the number from which the Rs 20 crore extortion message was sent. The owner of the phone said an unidentified person used it to send the message. A further investigation led to the arrest of Bhosale and Samadar,” he said.
The Pimpri police station official said the accused strangled the boy inside a moving car as the child screamed, after which they dumped the body in a deserted building in the MIDC area of Bhosari.
The two were charged with murder, kidnapping and other crimes, the official added.
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