21-year-old kidnapped and murdered; suspect arrested

A 21-year-old student of Delhi University was kidnapped for ransom on 22nd March was murdered and found in a closed drain in Dwarka, Delhi. Ayush Nautiyal was studying at Ram Lal Anand college was kidnapped near his house on Thursday.

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Later on, the same day victim’s father received a picture on Whatsapp, in which Ayush was tied up and a head injury as per the reports. The accused, Ishtiaq Ali, 25, is a resident of Uttam Nagar, West Delhi was arrested after a really long investigation.

Ishtiaq Ali works as a sampling manager for various export houses and is an ex-student of a fashion institute. He confessed to killing Ayush Nautiyal, a South Campus student. Nautiyal’s body was recovered from a drain in Dwarka Sector 13. Ali was arrested with the help of technical surveillance and CCTV footage collected from various locations.

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“Ali told police he disposed off the body the next day with the help of a friend. The vehicle used to dispose off the body has also been recovered. A manhunt is on to nab his friend,” he added.  A ransom of Rs. 50 Lakh was demanded by the kidnappers to to which the family already arranged 10 Lakh. The family further said that the police has ‘casual attitude’.


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