Three children who went missing from their school in Bengaluru over 10 days ago have been killed, allegedly by their uncle, police have said.
Ali Abbas Baig (8) Raheem Baig (4) and Husna Begum (6) were went missing from their school in Pillanna Gardens on August 27, after which their mother Naziya lodged a complaint with the Banaswadi police.
According to a report in The Hindu, police have said that the accused Fayum Khan (24) kidnapped his brotherâ€™s children in a bid for revenge. Police claim that he has â€śconfessedâ€ť to kidnapping the children and dumping their bodies in a manhole in a small forest in Kadugondanahalli near HBR Layout.
Prajavani reported that initially the woman Naziya Begum had suspected her husband of abducting the children, and the police brought him to Bengaluru from Hyderabad where he was working to question him. However, when that line of questioning yielded no information, they searched Naziyaâ€™s house and found four mobile phones, the call details led them to Fayum, and the possibility that their affair had something to do with it.
Fayum was upset that he found Naziya with another man, and allegedly kidnapped the children and killed them.
The Hindu and Prajavani give varying information on the bodies found. On the basis of information provided by Fayum, police began a search for the bodies on Monday, and Prajavani reports that the body of Raheem has been found. The Hindu,however, reports that the body of Husna has been recovered from the manhole. Search operations have been impeded by the heavy rains in the city, which led to excess water in the manhole.