7-yr-old's body found in bed box: IAS aspirant used dead rats and perfumes to mask smell, said he was with CBI
7-yr-oldâs body found in bed box: IAS aspirant used dead rats and perfumes to mask smell, said he was with CBI delhi Updated: Feb 14, 2018 09:24 IST Shiv Sunny
From collecting âevidenceâ to suggesting names of âsuspectsâ who may have kidnapped a seven-year-old missing boy, police said that Avadhesh Sakya worked âintelligentlyâ to keep the needle of suspicion away from him.(HT Photo)
From collecting âevidenceâ to suggesting names of âsuspectsâ who may have kidnapped a seven-year-old missing boy, police said that Avadhesh Sakya worked âintelligentlyâ to keep the needle of suspicion away from him.
Sakya, 27, was arrested from his home in north Delhiâs Nathupura on Tuesday morning for allegedly killing the boy, Ashish Saini, and hiding his body in a bed box for 37 days.
Aslam Khan, DCP (northwest), attributed the motive of the murder to Sakyaâs hatred for the boyâs parents and his desire to extract ransom from them.
The police are also probing Sakyaâs relationship with the women in Ashishâs family and if that had anything to do w ith the murder.
An MSc in Physics and a native of Etah, in Uttar Pradesh, Sakya told police that he had appeared for his civil services examination thrice, clearing the preliminary stage on two occasions. But for Ashishâs family, most locals of nathupura, Sakya was a âsenior officer with the Central Bureau of Investigationsâ.
âHe would sometimes say he works for the intelligence bureau. At other times he said he was with the income tax department. In January, he said he had become a CBI officer and would be taking up the job on February 12. He said he had been given a bungalow, a car and a gun. He spoke fluent English and was educated and confident. We believed him,â said Ashishâs father, Karan Saini.
The âauraâ he had created around himself came handy when the police began searching for Ashish, hours after he went missing around 5.30pm on January 7. Ashish had left his uncleâs home around 5.15pm and was captured by a CCTV camera near Sakyaâs ho me at 5.17pm.
âSakya was very enthusiastic about searching for my child. He helped me register a missing persons case with the police the same day. He said that he knew CBI officers and would get the investigations transferred to the agency. He also promised to get the crime branch and the special cell to trace the boy,â said the boyâs father.
Over the next four weeks, Sakya stayed over at Sainiâs home, ate food with them and guided them with the search. He would accompany them when they went to the investigators as well as to the district DCP.
âOne day, he brought an empty alcohol bottle, some empty snacks packets and a handkerchief and told us that he lifted them from near a drain and it could have been used by the criminals. He told us not to leave our fingerprints on the items. On another occasion, he said that the kidnapperâs mobile phone signals had been picked up in Jahangirpuri and Bhalaswa. We were grateful to him for his help,â said Ashishâ s father.
Meanwhile, the police had been making frequent rounds of the neighbourhood to search for the boy. Residents said the police would search bed boxes, racks and water tanks, but Sakya managed to keep them away from his own rented home.
âSakya would sit at the doorsteps of his building until the police team left,â said Shalini Rajour, a neighbour. When the boyâs father visited his home around a week ago and found a foul smell inside, Sakya pointed towards a dead rat.
âHe immediately sprayed a bottle of perfume and the odour was gone. I did not know that the man we fed and loved was the killer of our boy,â the boyâs father said.
According to the DCP, Sakya had purchased poison to kill rats and would show the dead rodents as the source of the foul smell. She said at least 10 deodorant cans and perfume bottles were recovered from Sakyaâs home.
But throughout, Sakya nursed a grudge against the boyâs parents. âHe was irritating and a loudmouth. But we never abused him,â said the boyâs father, dismissing Sakyaâs allegations of abuse.
According to the DCP, Sakya wanted to buy a SUV car with the ransom he expected to extract from the boyâs family. âSakya would scold the boyâs parents for spending so much on house construction and would advice them to save a few lakh rupees. He believed he could easily get Rs 15-20 lakh ransom and had even accompanied the boyâs father recently to a car showroom,â said the DCP.Source: Google News