Pune: A 24-year-old youth has been sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment for kidnapping a five-year-old schoolboy for ransom in Mundhwa in 2014.
Additional Sessions Judge RN Sardesai also imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 on the convict, Aditya Shamvaibhav Chaturvedi, a native of Uttar Pradesh, who lived in Keshav Nagar, Mundhwa.
According to police, the schoolboy studied in kindergarten and his father is a contractor. The convict resided near the house and knew about his financial status. On the evening of January 6, 2014, the boy, his sister and three kids alighted from a school bus near Gurudutt Engineers shop in Mundhwa.
Chaturvedi and his minor accomplice were already waiting there on a bike. They whisked away the kid on a bike.
Azad Ghulam Chaudhary (24) of Mundhwa, who was passing by, suspected the duo and chased them.
He also raised an alarm and caught the accused persons with the help of local residents and police.
Additional public prosecutor Sunil More examined nine witnesses to prove the guilt of the accused.