Chennai baby killer nabbed in Mumbai

October 30th, 2008 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS  

Chennai/Mumbai, Oct 29 (IANS) A 23-year-old man, who allegedly killed his two-and-a-half-year old nephew after his cousins refused to pay a ransom, was arrested during a joint operation by the Chennai and the Mumbai police Wednesday in the nation’s financial capital, the police said.The suspect Jugnu was nabbed near Chatrapathi Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station in south Mumbai after a chase, police officials said. He reportedly killed his two-and-a-half-year old nephew Monik Sept 26 after his cousins refused to pay the ransom.

The boy, son of Jugnu’s cousins Anand and Sheila, was lured with promise of sweetmeats and later kidnapped when the couple refused to pay ransom, police officials said in Chennai.

Jugnu later killed the tiny tot bcause not only the boy’s parents failed to cough up the ransom but also alerted the police, the officials added.

According to police officials, when Jugnu heard that a manhunt was on to rescue the child, he flung the boy before a running train in Ambattur, a northwest suburb of Chennai, informed the boy’s parents and dropped out of sight.

The child was found on the railway tracks with fatal head injuries the following day.

Tracing his mobile phone calls, the Chennai police alerted police forces in West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, and finally nabbed him near Mumbai’s CST.

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