Inspired by a TV crime serial, a lady alongside her beau on Sunday kidnapped her 4-year-old cousin sibling for payoff in an offer to lead luxurious life in Jodhpur, said the police which saved the kid within hours.
Purnisha (22), her beau Mayank Mehta and his companion Mayank Sindal have been arrested for kidnapping Yug Bhandari for a payoff of Rs. 50 lakh in Mansarovar Colony here, said DCP (West) Sameer Kumar Singh.
Purnisha lured Yug out of the house promising him a bike ride around 3.30 pm and alongside Mehta and Sindal, who were waiting for her, kidnapped him, he said.
"The case was solved inside four hours of the kid's dad, Ritesh, informing the police of the payment call. Groups from four police headquarters were pressed into the case. The case was solved on the premise of call records and cross examination of the family," he said, including the kid was protected from Mahamandir locality later in the evening.
The couple needed to lead a lavish life with the Rs. 50 lakh emancipate cash and acknowledged that their plan was inspired by a case appeared in TV crime serial, he included.
"The plan was brought forth after Purnisha came to realize that her maternal uncle Ritesh, a businessperson, had gotten an enormous cash payment," he said.
The SP said, "Mehta and Sindal, who are engineering students, said that one Bharat was also party to the plan." "We will soon arrest Bharat," he included.