The 19-year-old son of an Income Tax officer who was kidnapped on September 12 has been murdered.
Police found the body of the victim near Rachenahalli lake. Six people have been arrested in connection with the crime.
Sharath, a 19-year-old second year student of automobile engineering, had left his house at Ullal on his new motorbike at 6.30 pm on September 12, telling his parents that he was going to meet his friends.
However, when he did not return home till 8.30 pm, his parents got worried. They informed the police and a case was registered.
“The boy’s mother called him many times but the calls went unanswered. Today, his parents and sister received a WhatsApp video from his mobile phone, in which the boy is seen asking them to arrange Rs 50 lakh towards his ransom,” said a police officer associated with the investigation.
According to reports, the teenager was kidnapped by one of his relatives named Vishal and his accomplices.
The abductors killed him after realising that his father has filed a police complaint.
They dumped his body at Rachenahalli lake near Kengeri suburb.
However, a couple of days after the murder they found the body floating in the lake. The men then fished out the body and buried it near the lake.