Ten days after a 19-year-old Bengaluru youth was kidnapped, his body was recovered from near a Bengaluru lake on Friday. Earlier in the week, the victim, Sharath, was seen in a video asking his parents to pay Rs. 50 lakh as ransom to his kidnappers for his safe release.

Six men arrested by the police for the kidnapping reportedly led the police to the place where they had buried the 19-year-old.

Son of a senior Income Tax official, Sharath was kidnapped on 12 September when he was reportedly riding his new motorcycle.

Two days later, his parents received a video on WhatsApp in which he listed the demand for ransom, but reportedly appeared calm.