The 25-year-old wanted to marry a teenager, but his sister did not approve; he said that she assaulted the girl as well
A day after a three-year-old boy was kidnapped from Kanjurmarg, police nabbed the accused, his uncle, from Nallasopara as he was leaving his house to dispatch a ransom note to his sister. According to the boy’s parents, the uncle was aided by an 11-year-old to kidnap their son.
25-year-old Naresh Solanki had initially planned to kidnap his six-year-old niece, but since she was not at home, he abducted his nephew instead
According to Crime Branch officers, 25-year-old Naresh Solanki wanted to marry a teenage girl, against his sister, Nirmala Kadarpa’s wishes. She had also allegedly assaulted the girl, and Solanki decided to kidnap her child to take revenge. He had initially gone to his sister’s house on Friday to abduct her six-year-old daughter. However, since she was not at home, he decided to take her son, Naitik, instead.
Speaking to mid-day, the boy’s father, Harish Kadarpa, said, “My son was playing with his friends in the veranda when a boy approached him, saying that his uncle was calling him. Solanki then kidnapped him .” Police also informed that the accused had stolen his mother’s valuables worth R20 lakh as well from her house in Nallasopara, on the same day. During his arrest, they also rescued the 11-year-old boy from the rented house where Solanki was staying, and have sent him to a remand house.
“The boy’s mother had passed away when he was three, and his father did not come back after performing her last rites. His relatives snatched his parents’ flat and he had been living in Virar, doing odd jobs. Solanki saw him begging at Virar station about a week ago, and took him to his rented house in Nallasopara.” However, Senior Inspector Nishikant Tungare of Kanjurmarg police station denied that the boy was involved in the kidnapping. The accused has been booked under Section 363 (kidnapping) of the Indian Penal Code and is in police custody.