11-year-old Nischal Pandey brutally murdered because parents couldn’t pay Rs 5 million ransom

The murder of innocence: Nischal Pandey killed by abductors (Photo courtesy: Annapurna Post)

Two children killed in one week, for money

A family in southern Nepal has lost its 11 year old son because the parents did not have the capacity to arrange the ransom money of Rs 5 million, approximately A$ 60,000. The innocent child was picked up by the murderous kidnappers last Thursday from near the headquarters of Mahottari district where his father Nabin Pandey runs a small business.

The body of Nischal Pandey, who was picked up from a bus stand close to where his father ran an informal money exchange business, was found yesterday night, police told local journalists today. The gruesome discovery was made after authorities arrested three suspects who eventually led them to the gruesome site.

Nishcal’s aunt ‘Sudha’ told Annapurna Post that the abductors had killed him after the family failed to comply with the ransom demand and hastily put him in the grave in a grassy patch of land, not far from the town.

The mother of the deceased, Rubi Mandal, has apparently remained unconscious since she learned about the death of her only child.

Nishchal’s shocked villagers are demanding answer as to why the innocent child, who harmed no one, was murdered in cold blood.

The border areas of the district that border India are reportedly in a state of terror since this was the second discovery of a child’s murder in a matter of week.

Earlier, the body of eight year old Chiranjibi Mahaseth was found in a grave in a village called Bhatauliya. Although no ransom demands were made in that incident, the crime perpetrated against the child was motivated by financial considerations, local media said. Some youths bore grudge against his father, Ramesh Mahaseth, in regard to disputes about collection of donations for a local fair.

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