the grandmother took Nayan for a walk in a park they had not visited before.
An Indian grandmother is revealed to have planned the kidnapping of her four-year-old grandson.
Nayan Mukesh Luniya was rescued from Ahmednagar in Maharashtra on Friday, February 19, 2021, after being abducted.
He was kidnapped from a park close to his house in Sharda Nagar on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
It has now been revealed that his kidnapping was a plan hatched by his grandmother.
The grandmother, identified as Monika, alias Munni Jaswatrai Luniya, was the main conspirator.
Other conspirators were Monika’s close friend Sapna, alias Heena Shakir Shaikh and Issar Shaikh.
The whereabouts of Issar Shaikh, alias Takalu, is currently unknown.
Arti Singh, Amravati Commissioner of Police, said:
“We will soon nab him.
“He has 19 cases of burglary, extortion and kidnapping against him between 2005 to 2018.”
Singh went on to say that, as well as his grandmother, six other people are involved in Nayan’s kidnapping.
“Six accused, including Monika, were arrested on Saturday and produced before the court for police custody remand.”
All six accused assailants have now confessed to the crime.
Monika is the second wife of Nayan’s grandfather, businessman Jaswantraj Nemichand Luniya.
Discussing Monika’s life prior to her grandson’s kidnapping, Arti Singh said:
“The grandmother hails from a poor family in Ahmednagar. Her parents had left when she was small. She was raised by her guardians.
“Heena was her close friend and used to frequent Luniya’s house.
“Nayan knew Heena and did not cry even once when he was abducted by her.”
According to Singh, Monika’s motive was money-driven.
She used to send money to her guardian and brother and wanted to extort cash from the Luniyas by kidnapping Nayan.
Singh went on to say that the grandmother took Nayan for a walk in a park they had not visited before. Shortly after, the four-year-old’s kidnapping took place.
In the beginning, according to Singh, the case was a blind one for the police as there were no clues. Family members also gave no suspects.
Police only began to suspect the grandmother as she did not seem to protest when her grandson was taken.
“One of the CCTV footages showed the kidnappers hiring an autorickshaw to go to Welcome Point to catch a private bus.
“This was to mislead police as they went to Ahmednagar in a car.”
The police also found a contact number in the grandmother’s phone of one of the accused conspirators.
They traced the call to Ahmednagar and ultimately rescued Nayan.