The Ahmedabad Crime Branch has arrested four persons in connection with the abduction of Jay Patel, age 10. Among those arrested were the child’s maternal aunt Komal Patel who allegedly planned the abduction with her lover Bharat Makwana. The accused also abandoned the boy Jay in Nadiad.
Police said Komal who was arrested from her sister, Jay’s mother’s, house, was guiding the 3 kidnappers. Another accused, Bharat Makwana, 28, was allegedly coordinating with the kidnappers from Ahmedabad,
Police also named the other accused who are Rajesh Makwana’ and his friend Arpit.
According to the Crime Branch, Bharat and Komal were in a relationship and she wanted to marry him. He however needed Rs.15 lakhs to start a factory so she gave him the idea of kidnapping her nephew whose father worked in the US and had a lot of money. Bharat took Rajesh into his confidence and enlisted his help in the abduction plan.