Kidnapped son of Tis Hazari advocate found murdered

Published: 26 November, 2011 09:45 IST | Mid DAY correspondent |

The 28-year-old was kidnapped for ransom on Monday. His body was found in Sonepat by the Haryana police on Friday

The 28-year-old was kidnapped for ransom on Monday. His body was found in Sonepat by the Haryana police on Friday
The body of Rohit Ahlawat (28), the son of an advocate, who was allegedly kidnapped by some unknown persons, was found in Sonepat of Haryana on Friday. Rohit went missing on Monday evening from Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg in the ITO area, after which his family members informed the police and got an FIR of his kidnapping lodged with the IP Estate police station.

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Ransom calls
The family members of the deceased also received several ransom calls from the kidnappers, who were reportedly demanding Rs 50 lakh against his release.

Cops find body
A police team was sent to Sonepat after the Haryana Police informed them about a body that had identification of Delhi. The family members of the deceased also went to Sonepat to identify the body. Rohit was a son of a senior advocate and used to work at Bureau of Indian Standard at a senior position in ITO area.

Ram Ratan Ahlawat, the father of the deceased, practices at Tis Hazari court in the Capital. The deceased used to live in Paschim Vihar area in west Delhi along with his family. He is survived by two brothers, Prashant and Siddharth.

"Rohit did not return home on Monday evening after which his family started searching for him. They contacted his office, friends and relatives but could not find him anywhere. They then reported the matter to the police," said a senior police official.

The official further said it was around 11:45 pm when Ram Ratan, Rohit's father, got a call of his kidnapping by some unknown persons.

'Wanted Rs 50 lakh'
"The kidnappers threatened Ratan that they will kill Rohit if they were not paid Rs 50 lakh as ransom amount," said the police official.

Victim called police
A police source said the victim had also made a PCR call that he was being kidnapped by some persons and taken to Sonepat. Later on, however, his cell phone was found switched off.

Neighbors of the deceased said he was a helpful man and they were shocked to find that he was killed by someone for ransom. V P Singh, a neighbor, said the deceased had done B. Tech from the Kurukhshetra University.

"I can't believe he has been killed. His family was making arrangements for the marriage of his elder brother," said Singh. The senior police officers remained tight-lipped regarding the matter.

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