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article imageTwo children kidnapped from in front of their school found dead

By Greta McClain     Mar 2, 2013 in World
Delhi - The bodies of two young children kidnapped Tuesday from in front of their school have been located near a set of railroad tracks.
The children, 7-year-old Mansij Kumar and his 5-year-old sister Yashvi Kumar, were abducted from their Delhi, India school Tuesday afternoon. According to authorities, an unidentified man told school officials he was a relative of the children. The children appeared to know the man, with one of them calling the man "uncle".
The children's mother, Yogita, was late picking up the children because the door to the families home had somehow gotten locked from the outside. She told the Deccan Herald:
"I was going to pick up my children when I saw the door was locked from outside. I told the landlord that the door is locked from the outside and he just asked me to wait and see if anyone comes. I told him that my children would [be] late so his son suggested that I jump from the roof and go. I jumped over the other roof and went to pick up my children, but on reaching there I was told by a teacher that a boy came and took away my children."
A relative of the parents said a police report was filed with the Delhi Police on Tuesday, but little was done. He went on to tell the New Track India the family supplied police with the name of a man they suspected to be involved in the kidnapping and asked that the man be arrested. He continued by saying the alleged suspect is the nephew of a "high ranking" individual and he simply bribed the police officers and they left without questioning or arresting him.
The kidnapper called the children's family several times from various pay phones, demanding 300,000 Rupee ($5506) for the safe return of the children. The family went to the designated spot to deliver the money, however the kidnapper never arrived according to The Asian Age.
The already decomposing bodies of the children were found on Saturday, with a police official telling Gulf News:
“The bodies of Mansij and his sister Yashvi, aged seven and five respectively, were recovered from near the railway track in front of Pragati Maidan power station at around 9.30 am Saturday morning.”
Although authorities are not revealing a cause of death, citing the fact they are awaiting the results of an autopsy report, a source told The Hindu it is believed that the children were strangled to death shortly after the kidnapping.
After learning the children had been found murdered, residents of the area gathered outside the police station, shouting slogans against the police and Delhi government, accusing them of delaying a search and failing to properly investigate the abduction.
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