Bodies of 2 abducted children found
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The decomposed bodies of two siblings, who had been abducted from outside their school in East Delhi's Mandawali area four days ago, were found on the railway tracks near ITO on Saturday.
Police said seven-year-old Mansij and his five-year-old sister Yashvi Kumar were abducted on Tuesday.
The bodies, police said, were spotted by a passer-by. The children were identified by their school uniforms. Police suspect they were either strangled or their throats slit. Police said the kidnappers demanded a ransom of Rs 30 lakh on Tuesday evening and the parents had agreed to pay Rs 25 lakh.
According to eyewitnesses, the children went willingly with an unidentified man on Tuesday.
The same afternoon, the children's parents, Yogita and Manoj Kumar Chahar, lodged a complaint at Mandawali police station, stating that their children had been kidnapped.
Two persons have been detained for questioning. One of them, police said, was with the children's family since the time of the first ransom call.
The family members told police that the man had promised to make the kidnappers settle for Rs 25 lakh.
"He told the couple about a letter, allegedly from the kidnappers, which was left in an abandoned auto-rickshaw near their house," a police officer said.
The family also claimed that a week ago, an unidentified man had gone to the school to fetch the children.
The parents told police that the same afternoon, when Yogita tried to step out of the flat, she found the door locked from outside. Her neighbours had to unlock the door.
On the day of the abduction, Yogita again found her door locked from outside. Her neighbours let her out and she went to fetch the children from school. There, she was told that the children left with a man on his motorcycle. School authorities told police that the man was tall and slender, and had a handkerchief tied around his face.
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