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May 15, 2013 at 11:53am IST

Mumbai: 13-year-old kidnapped, killed by cousin, friend over IPL bet

Mumbai: A 13-year-old boy, Aditya Ranka, from South Mumbai was allegedly kidnapped by his cousin Himanshu and then brutally murdered by his friend. The cousin had reportedly lost Rs 10 lakh over betting on IPL matches.

He and a friend, Vigesh Singhavi, then allegedly hatched the plot to kidnap the young boy and made a Rs 30 lakh ransom call. But when Aditya's family discovered Himanshu's hand in the kidnapping, the 13-year-old boy's wrist was slashed and he was later set ablaze in a secluded area in Panvel.

Both the accused have has been arrested by the police and have confessed to the crime. The incident happened on May 13.

"The 13-year-old was attacked on his head. He was taken in a car, which the police have recovered," Mumbai Police Additional Commissioner Krishna Prakash said.