INDIA. ONE GETS DEATH FOR ABDUCTION, MURDER
January 28, 2008: the court of the Additional district and Sessions Judge 1 in Hajipur, India, awarded capital punishment to Chintu Singh under Section 302 of Indian Penal Code.
Singh and four other accused were found guilty of kidnapping and killing a minor boy in 2006. Vikky Kumar, the son of vegetable vendor Sunil Kumar, was abducted from Paswan Chowk on February 27, 2006, while he was playing with his sister.
Singh, a resident of Sonepur, had taken the boy on pretext of giving him a chocolate and later kidnapped him, police said. The sources said that though the kidnappers had taken Rs 1.05 lakh from the victim's father as ransom, they murdered the boy and threw his body in an area falling under the jurisdiction of Fakuli police station in Muzaffarpur district. (Sources: Times of India, 29/01/2008)