Hyderabad: A 15-year-old boy, who was kidnapped for ransom in Hyderabad, was found murdered on Thursday.
The body of Abhay Modani, a Class 10 student, was found in a TV package box near Alpha Hotel in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad. His hands were tied with a rope.
Abhay was the son of Rajkumar, a resident of Shah Inayat Gunj. The aggrieved father is a plastic scrap trader.
The 15-year-old was kidnapped from near his house in Shahinayatgunj area of Hyderabad on Wednesday evening.
After receiving the ransom call, Abhay's father lodged a complaint at Shahinayath Gunj police station.
His family members later received a phone call from the abductor, who demanded Rs.10 crore as ransom. Following a complaint by the boy's family, police traced the call to Secunderabad and launched a hunt for the suspects. The body was found by the roadside near Alpha Hotel on Thursday morning.
The CCTV cameras in the area have revealed that Abhay riding pillion on a two-wheeler with a youngster, who appeared to be familiar to him.
Police have formed 10 special teams to arrest those involved in the kidnap and murder. They suspect business rivals of the boy's father to be behind the crime.
(With agency inputs)