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Yug Gupta murder case sentence to be pronounced on Aug 29

Statesman News Service | Shimla |

A District and Sessions Court would pronounce quantum of sentence in Yug Gupta murder case on 29 August.

Earlier, the court had convicted the three accused, Chander Sharma, Tejender Singh and Vikrant on 6 August.

The court on Tuesday heard the plea of the parents of the accused and reserved the decision for 29 August.

It is worthwhile to mention here that 4-year-old Yug Gupta was kidnapped from outside his house in Ram Bazaar in Shimla four years ago on 14 June, 2014 by his neighbour Chander Sharma after luring him with chocolates.

The accused had kept the boy naked, later tortured him and forced him to consume liquor for seven days.

He was later dumped alive in water storage tank seven days after the abduction, even before the first ransom call was made to his parents.

The accused allegedly sent a letter demanding ransom from the child’s father on 27 June, six days after they had killed the boy.

Two years after the Shimla Police failed to make any headway, the case was handed over to CID who recovered the minor boy’s skeletal remains from the Shimla Municipal Corporation’s water storage tank in Kelston area on 21 August 2016.

On 22 August, 2016, the police announced breakthrough with the arrest of Chander Sharma, Tejender Singh and Vikrant.

The three accused were booked under sections 302, 201, 342, 364 A and 120 B of the Indian Penal Code.

Police investigations had revealed that Chander had even taken part in protests and search for child to avoid suspicion. And he was the one who had insisted on killing the boy as the child knew him while Tejender and Vikrant were opposed to the idea.