A special court of Etah (UP) has awarded life imprisonment to a man for kidnapping a six-year-old boy with the “intention of murder”.
According to the judgement pronounced yesterday, special judge Ravindra Singh sentenced Panna Lal of Nagla Sewa village to life imprisonment for kidnapping Vikram Singh of the same village.
Vikram’s uncle Man Singh had on June 11, 2002 filed an FIR in this connection.
Man Singh had said in the FIR that his nephew was kidnapped from a playground over some personal enmity he had with Panna Lal, the judgement said.
According to the details of the judgement, Panna Lal and his two accomplice — Rajesh and Viresh of the same village — kidnapped Vikram and took him away in a hired auto-rickshaw with the “intention of murder”.
Police later managed to free the boy from the kidnappers.
While Rajesh and Viresh died during the course of trial, Panna Lal was sentenced to life imprisonment.