Bengaluru: A 19-year-old son of an income tax officer, who was kidnapped on September 12 near his house in Kengeri, was found dead on Friday morning in a Bengaluru lake. just days after he was seen in a video asking his parents to provide 50 lakhs as ransom to his kidnappers.
6 men have been arrested in connection with the crime, though details of the charges against them are not yet known.
Sharath, whose father, Niranjan Kumar is a senior income tax official, was kidnapped on September 14 while riding his new motorcycle. He wanted to show it off to his friends.
Earlier this week, his parents received a video on WhatsApp in which he listed the demand for ransom, but reportedly appeared calm.
Police sources say a second WhatsApp video reportedly helped establish that he was alive. His body was found with stones tied to it to weigh it down to the bottom of a lake.
One of the suspects was reportedly known to the family. The police have recovered a car used by the kidnappers and added that investigation is under way.