Kidnappers faked female voice, gender inconsistency gave them away
New Delhi: When the family of the child received their first ransom call on January 28, three days after the child was kidnapped from the school bus, they were shocked to hear a female voice on the other side of the phone. The police team who was also listening was quick to pick up the gender inconsistency of the speaker suggesting that he was a male, pretending to be a female. "We grew suspicious as the kidnapper was sometimes using the feminine word and sometimes masculine for himself. We soon realised that they are faking female voice to confuse the parents and derail the investigators," said DCP Crime Joy Tirkey.
To prove that the child is safe and sound, the kidnappers also sent the family Whatsapp video of the child. "They were sending us the Whatsapp Video of the child, we were tense that they could harm the child. They also spoke to us in a girl's voice," said the child's father. The kidnapers aimed to emotionally blackmail the family so that they pay Rs 60 lakh of ransom money. The child's father is a wholesale trader of disposable items. They did not have any idea that one of the accused frequented their shop and had picked up some information regarding a business deal of Rs 57 lakh. The cops were quick enough to put the kidnapper on technical surveillance and started tracing them. "We are also investigating the role of Nitin's girlfriend, since she came to the flat where the child was kept. We are also investigating if the accused have more accomplices," said a senior police officer. "We are thankful to the Delhi Police and the media for cooperating with us at the time of our grief," the child's father said while speaking to the media at Delhi Police Headquarters.