Satna, MP, The bodies of twins – kidnapped from their school bus on February 12 for ransom by a couple of persons in Nayagaon Police Station limits – were discovered late Saturday in Bebru area within Uttar Pradesh’s Banda District, law enforcement authorities confirmed here early Sunday.
A few accused were taken into custody. A police campaign was underway to trace Priyansh and Shreyans whose father hails from adjoining Chitrakoot District’s Sitapur.
The bodies were spotted in the vicinity of a river. Twelve days back, two armed perpetrators carried off the siblings – aged less than ten years – from the vehicle belonging to the Sadguru Public School. The incident was caught on closed-circuit television. A payoff of Rs 10 lakh was allegedly demanded.
Senior officers of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh Police led hundreds of personnel in the search for the boys.
Tension escalated in Madhya Pradesh’s Chitrakoot after the bodies of the twins, who were reported missing since February 12, were found in a river on Sunday.The locals, angered by the incident, took to the streets and blocked the traffic at major thoroughfares.
Demanding justice for the deceased twins, the protesters set fire to tyres, prompting the police department to deploy forces to prevent any untoward incident.
Section 144 in Chitrakoot
Prohibitory orders are in force within Chitrakoot owing to tension following the discovery of the corpses of six-year-old twins kidnapped.
Twins’ homicide raises MP’s political temperature
The murder of twins, subsequent to their kidnapping for ransom in Satna District’s Chitrakoot on February 12, assumed political hues in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday with the Assembly’s Leader of the Opposition Gopal Bhargava expressing grief and in the same breath raining fire on the state’s Congress dispensation.
“I beseech the Almighty to grant peace to the departed souls and strength to the bereaved family for bearing the loss.
The government and the administration proved unsuccessful in rescuing the boys who were ultimately brutally killed.
However, the regime is busy transferring bureaucrats. Anarchy and absence of administration are haunting the state where only two industries will operate – abduction and postings.
If Chief Minister Kamal Nath so desires he may convene an ‘Investors Summit’ for these,” the Bharatiya Janata Party leader conveyed via social media.
Twins’ homicide: Minister remorseful
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bala Bachchan on Sunday described the discovery of corpses of two children – who were kidnapped from Satna District’s Chitrakoot – as saddening and said that he also regretted the unfortunate fact that the minors could not be rescued.
The law enforcement authorities left no stone unturned. “All six perpetrators are under arrest and preliminary reports state that the boys’ tuition teacher is among them. Endeavours shall be made to further tighten law and order.
A related discussion will be conducted with the Director General of Police. However, the situation is better than that during the predecessor dispensation,” he told the press in Rajpur.
Kamal Nath speaks of probe
Even as shockwaves inundated Madhya Pradesh subsequent to the ransom-related kidnap-homicide of minor twins from Satna District, Chief Minister Kamal Nath averred on Sunday that a comprehensive inquiry would precede punishment of the perpetrators.
“In the wake of the tragic incident, I interacted over phone with the bereaved family and assured them of justice. The politics associated with this matter is being brought to the fore by law enforcement authorities.
All the evidence has emerged – which vehicles the accused were moving in and whose flags they bore. The Opposition is in trepidation as several of their people are linked,” he told journalists in the state capital.
The twins aged six years were carried off in broad daylight on February 12 in Chitrakoot and the corpses discovered on Sunday. Of the six persons placed under arrest, the prime accused is from Chitrakoot and the remainder from Uttar Pradesh’s Banda and Hamirpur districts. Prohibitory orders were imposed in Chitrakoot.
Shivraj slams Cong govt
Former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan slammed the Congress government saying the chief minister and Home minister never took the case seriously and the police remained involved in bizarre briefings all the while. He also claimed that state government was only engaging in transfer and postings after coming to power.
PC Sharma blames UP govt
Meanwhile, a blame game began after Minister of Public Relations and Law and Legal Affairs PC Sharma accused the kids’ death on the UP government.He even demanded the resignation of UP chief minister. However, Sharma claimed the case would be handed to fast track court for speedy and stringent punishment to the six accused.