RANSOM

  • Families of beheaded US reporters warned not to pay ransoms September 13, 2014

    Washington: The families of two journalists beheaded by Islamic State jihadists were both warned by US government officials they could face prosecution if they raised a ransom for their release. The recent executions of James Foley and Steven Sotloff by Islamic State (IS) extremists triggered worldwide revulsion and Washington has since...
  • Nagpur: 8yearold kidnapped boy dead, 2 arrested September 3, 2014

    Nagpur: An eightyearold boy named Yug Chandak, who went missing two days ago, was found dead in a drain in Nagpur on Wednesday. The body was recovered with severe head injuries and two accused in the case have been arrested, but not before angry locals protested outside a local police...
  • Unidentified criminals abduct, murder 2 school teachers August 10, 2014

    Two teachers, both siblings, have been abducted and murdered in Gumla district, the police said on Sunday. Prakash Toppo, a teacher with the Ghaghra Bansari Middle School, was returning home in bike on Wednesday last when he was abducted by unidentified persons near Toto village, Superintendent of Police Bhimsen Tuti told...
  • Five booked for kidnapping Gujaratbased businessman February 20, 2014

    Police in Patna on Thursday filed a chargesheet against five people in the abduction of a Gujaratbased businessman in Bihar last year in October. All five accused named in the chargesheet, filed in the court of chief judicial magistrate in Saran district, are currently lodged in jail. "We have filed 570pages chargesheet...
  • 24yearold boy gets life term for kidnapping MP businessman, son February 5, 2014

    A youth from West Bengal was on Tuesday awarded life sentence by a local court in a 2011 interstate kidnapping case related to a Madhya Pradesh businessman and his son. Additional Sessions Judge DN Mishra found Abdul Momin guilty of criminal conspiracy and kidnapping for ransom and sent him to...
  • Senior police official gets death threat, FIR lodged January 4, 2014

    The police chief of Pratapgarh district in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday received a death threat and an extortion demand of Rs 5 lakh, police said. The threat was contained in a letter addressed to the Superintendent of Police of Pratapgarh district, asking him not to investigate the murder, late December last...
  • Businessman's son kidnapped, killed by 3 boys for ransom of Rs 20 lakh December 26, 2013

    A 14yearold son of a citybased businessman was allegedly kidnapped and killed by three youths known to him for ransom of Rs 20 lakh in Sawarupnagar area, police said. The three accused Shubham, Jitin and Meghraj aged between 19 and 20 have been arrested by the police and body of the...
  • Gujarat trader's abduction: CID arrests fourth suspect December 23, 2013

    One more person was arrested in Bihar for his alleged role in the abduction of a Gujaratbased businessman October 29, police said on Monday. Bihar Police's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested Prem Prakash, a close associate of main suspect and gangster Chandan Sonar from Vaishali district, and interrogated him in connection...
  • Four men who allegedly abducted 6yearold boy for ransom arrested December 11, 2013

    The police has arrested four people who allegedly abducted a sixyearold boy, to use him as a hostage and extort a ransom for his release. Stating this, Superintendent of Police (Eastern Zone) OP Tripathi told reporters that Rahul, Shubham, Ganpat and Jitendra were arrested, adding that the boy has been released...
  • Panchayat orders boycott of 4 murder accused, ask them to leave village with their families December 2, 2013

    A village panchayat in Bihar on Monday ordered social boycott of four men accused of abducting and killing a fiveyearoldboy in Gopalganj district.The accused with their families were also asked to leave the village, police said. "The village panchayat has decided to socially boycott the families of four accused as a...
  • Two e-banking Nigerian swindlers arrested September 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Two Nigerian nationals were arrested for swindling Rs 70 lakh from the account of a non-resident Indian (NRI) through e-banking after hacking the victim's email id. Stanley Ransome Ogwu, 36, and Roland Chukwudi Alumona alias Lucas, 37, were nabbed from south Delhi Wednesday. "Three laptops were recovered from them containing...
  • Gym instructor arrested for kidnapping a Delhi-based businessman August 28, 2013

    Two people, including a gym instructor, were arrested in connection with a kidnapping-cum-ransom case of a Delhi-based businessman, police said on Tuesday, adding the victim has been rescued and the Rs 20 lakh ransom amount recovered. One of the accused, Dharmender Kumar, 22, was arrested from outside a hospital in north...
  • Police team rescues boy kidnapped for ransom August 22, 2013

    Police on Thursday rescued a youth, abducted for a ransom of Rs 60 lakh, from a jungle in Munger district, Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said. A police team led by Maharaj rescued Suraj Kumar who was kidnapped from the Akash Institute at Fraser road in the state capital on...
  • Manipur: Abducted govt officials released by Kuki militants August 14, 2013

    Two Manipur government officials have been released after their kidnapping by suspected Kuki militants on August 8, official sources said on Wednesday. M Priyokumar and W Ibopishak, attached to the horticulture department, were on Tuesday brought in a vehicle by their captors and released at the Kangla Park area in Imphal...
  • Delhi Police arrests property dealer for kidnapping 11yearold boy July 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has cracked a kidnapping case of an 11yearold boy who was abducted on Saturday. Police have arrested a property dealer for allegedly kidnapping the boy with the help of an accomplice for ransom. According to the police, 42yearold Harpal Singh Sodhi was arrested from Bhiwari in...
  • Five arrested for kidnapping 10-yr-old boy March 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Five persons were arrested for allegedly kidnapping a 10-year-old boy from an affluent family in Vile Parle east on Friday afternoon and demanding a ransom of Rs one crore from his parents, police said. Vile Parle police said the kidnapping took place at around 2:30 PM outside the victim's...
  • Bihar: Ransom calls make life tough for Motihari’s rich March 14, 2013

    Motihari: The deterioration in the law and order in Bihar in the last few months have led to questions being raised on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar government's claims of providing good administration in the state. Several doctors, government officers and businessmen in Motihari district of Bihar have been receiving extortion...
  • Delhi: Bodies of two 'kidnapped' children found at Pragati Maidan March 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Violence against children continues as the bodies of two siblings were found near Pragati Maidan in Central Delhi on Saturday. The bodies of the two, a boy and a girl, were found in a highly decomposed state. The two were allegedly kidnapped on February 26 and the parents...
  • Manipur: Businessman kidnapped for ransom January 3, 2013

    Imphal: A businessman has been allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint by suspected militants from Kangla gate in the heart of the city here, official sources said on Thursday. Shankar Lal Sahi, proprietor of Mangalam Plywood factory at Kangpokpi in Senapati district of Manipur, was abducted while he was taking a stroll...
  • Rajasthan: 5yearold boy killed for ransom by cousin November 19, 2012

    Kota: A fiveyearold boy was allegedly abducted and murdered by his cousin in Kota, police said. On Sunday, Makebra Police arrested Ishiteyak Ahmed alias Manjur and his aide Giraj Sharma, who have reportedly admitted to the crime. Ashif was abducted on November 6, from his residence in Chandraghata area of...
  • Baby Saanvi death: Grandmother's body flown back to India October 28, 2012

    Bridgeport: The body of the grandmother of baby Saanvi Venna, who was murdered earlier last week in the US, has been brought back to India. The US police has nabbed the suspect a family friend Raghunandan Yandamuri who has been booked with double murder in the case. The police...
  • Meerut: Kidnapped BDM director rescued, 2 arrested October 10, 2012

    Meerut: Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday rescued Sudhir Mahajan, the director of cricket bat manufacturing firm BDM, who was abducted on Tuesday night while he was returning home in his car. Police said that two kidnappers have also been arrested in the operation. They also revealed that Mahajan's driver had...
  • BDM cricket bat manufacturer abducted, police suspect driver October 10, 2012

    55yearold Sudhir Mahajan, the director of BDM company, was kidnapped when he was returning to his residence in his car. ...
  • Cricket bat manufacturing firm BDM's director abducted October 10, 2012

    Meerut: The Director of popular cricket bat manufacturing firm BDM, Sudhir Mahajan, has been abducted from Meerut. Mahajan was targetted by unknown assailants while he was returning home from work late on Tuesday night. The incident took place at around 1 am. His abductors demanded Rs 2 crore as ransom...
  • Killers roam around with woman's head for 2 days April 16, 2012

    Mumbai: She had played a bit part in the 2011 horror film '404' that spooked audiences. But, the uncut tale of smalltime actress Meenakshi Thapas murder is considerably more unnerving. According to cops, the two advocatescumstruggling actors, who were arrested by unit IX of Mumbai crime branch on Saturday night,...
  • Delhi: 19yearold boy strangulated by friends March 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Nineteenyearold Ashish Kumar Garg left his home for a birthday party on Wednesday morning but never returned. He was drugged and strangulated by the very same friends who had invited him. Ashish's father Ashok Kumar Garg said, "I always used to ask him not meet these people. I guess...
  • Chennai: Boy kidnapped by friends, rescued March 2, 2012

    CHENNAI: In a bizarre abduction episode, a class X student, who was allegedly kidnapped by his friends for Rs 1crore ransom on February 26, was rescued by police on Wednesday night. Four youth, including a juvenile and two brothers from UP, were picked up in connection with the case. Four...
  • Hindus protest in Pak against kidnappings December 24, 2011

    Karachi: Pakistan's minority Hindus protested outside Balochistan provincial assembly in Quetta against increasing incidents of abduction of community members for ransom in the province, close on the heels of a young trader's murder after his family failed to pay money to his kidnappers. The Hindus staged the protest on Friday after...
  • Millionaire kidnapper caught in Delhi July 6, 2011

    New Delhi: A wealthy Delhi businessman decided to copy the plot of the Hollywood thriller 'Ransom' for kidnapping a 5yearold to repay his debts. The Hollywood flick inspired 26yearold Milind Godi to come up with a sinister kidnapping plot. What is even more shocking is that Godi is not a petty criminal...
  • Captive sailor's family requests PM to intervene May 1, 2011

    Mumbai: The son of the Chief Engineer of the captive ship under Somali pirates Kapil Grewal, has lashed out at the government and demanded immediate intervention from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Captive sailor Bahadur Singh's son, Kapil Grewal, said "Mr Manmohan Singh is the leader of one of the most powerful...