Ankit Gupta murder case: Delhi Police release audio clip of ransom call

A day after arresting two accused in connection with Delhi's Ankit Gupta murder case, cops on Tuesday released an audio clip of telephonic conversation between abductors and Ankit's father.

Ankit Gupta murder case: Delhi Police release audio clip of ransom call

New Delhi: A day after arresting two accused in connection with Delhi's Ankit Gupta murder case, cops on Tuesday released an audio clip of telephonic conversation between abductors and Ankit's father.

During the telephonic conversation, the abductors are heard demanding a ransom of Rs 1 crore from Ankit's father. 

Delhi Police on Tuesday presented both the accused in the court. The police told that Ankit was already murdered by his abductors before the ransom call.  

Two persons, including a juvenile, were on Monday apprehended by police in connection with the abduction and murder of 17-year-old Ankit, who was abducted two months ago. 

An official privy to the investigation said, the two apprehended teenagers were known to the victim, Ankit Gupta, a Class 12 student at a private school, but they were not among his close friends.

During interrogation, they told police that they indulged in the crime for money. However, it is suspected that the actual motive could be something else and some other persons can be involved in the act.

Ankit was kidnapped on February 11 from outside his house in Babarpura area of Northeast Delhi and within 24 hours his family received a phone call from the abductors demanding a ransom of Rs 1 crore for his safe release. The family informed the matter to the police and negotiated the ransom at Rs 20 lakh, keeping police in loop.

The abductors kept misleading the family and the police for days and later stopped calling.

On March 20, the police concluded that Ankit was killed after some of the details about the boy matched with that of a body found at a village under UPs Gautam Budh Nagar district more than one month back.

It later emerged that Ankit was murdered by the abductors on February 13, the official said. (With agency inputs)

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