statesman news service
DURGAPUR, 5 OCT: The engineering student accused of kidnapping a cousin brother was sent to 10 days in police remand by the ACJM Court here today. Others accused in the case, meanwhile, were ordered jail custody for four days.
Rudranath Karmakar ~ a second year engineering student at Birbhum Institute of Technology in Santiniketan ~ was arrested last Thursday from Burdwan along with three others.
On 1 October Sayak Karmakar (11) was kidnapped near his residence in Kota village under Budbud police station area in Burdwan. Sayak&’s father, Mr Krishnadayal Karmakar, a construction material supplier, received a ransom call demanding Rs 12 lakh for his son’s release.
After the kidnappers released the boy police discovered Rudranath was the mastermind behind the kidnapping. A couple, Sonu and Chandra Chowdhury of Panagarh, were arrested on charges of assisting Rudranath and a youth Pappu Biswas was arrested for selling forged SIM card to the kidnappers which was used to make the ransom calls. Another youth from Natunhat in Katwa was among the conspirators and is still at large.
The boy was taken to the court today for the test identification parade.