Ayush Nautyal,a Third year student of B.com from Ram Lal College was found dead in a drain near Dwarka Sector 13.
He had been kidnapped a week ago when he left for college and did now return till the evening on 22nd March. His father tried to contact him, soon after which his father recievd photographs of Ayush tied down by the kidnapper. The incident was immediately reported to the police who advised the family to keep this as a secret to save their son’s life.
The kidnappers contacted the family through Ayush’s phone, asking for a 50 Lakh ransom for release. And police asked them to negotiate it for 10 Lakhs, following which the family arranged for the ransom. However, they could not find Ayush even after searching for him along with the police force across the city with the demanded money.
Later, they were informed about Ayush’s dead body found in the drain near Dwarka.
The family feels that the police failed to address their complaints and misguided them initially. They feel that the police did not show any seriousness about the abduction when they reported their complaint on the day of kidnapping. Police even advised them to refrain from approaching the media about the same.
In light of this incident, students have organized a candle march from Ram Lal Anand College to South Campus Police station on Monday, 2nd April, 10 AM onwards.
As the residents of this city,we expect the police to take immediate actions for the incidents like these. It is quite disappointing to see the people responsible for our safety mishandling and risking someone’s life like this.