Two weeks after three children went missing, the city police traced all the three children’s bodies who were allegedly dumped into a manhole in a mini-forest near KG Halli in HBR layout in Bengaluru by their uncle on August 27.
Abbas Ali Baig (8), Rahim Baig (4) and Husna Baig (6) went missing from their school in Pillanna Gardens on August 27, after which their mother Naziya lodged a complaint with the Banaswadi police.
They recovered the body of eight-year-old Abbas Ali Baig at 6 pm on Tuesday. The body of six-year-old Husna Baig had been recovered on Monday. 4-year old Rahim Baig’s body, which was stuck in the storm water was the first to be found.
Police have arrested the suspect Fayum Baig who was allegedly having an affair with Nazima. He is the cousin of Nazima’s ex-husband, Ilyas Baig.
On Tuesday, 100 personnel from various civic agencies, including Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), fire and emergency service, and volunteers helped the police with the search operation.
With the assistance of the NDRF team, officials broke open the 10-foot-deep manhole to search for the bodies. Later, the team cut a 25-foot-long pipe connecting the manhole to a drain. The BWSSB officials diverted the sewer line connected to the particular manhole.
The drone, which was fitted with an iPhone, went around the area to record images, which might help the police trace the bodies of the children.
On Monday, the Banaswadi police arrested Fayum Baig(24), Ilyas’ cousin brother.
According to The Hindu report, the Police said Fayum was having an affair with Nazima Begum, who works in a garment factory employee and stays in Pillanna Garden in Bengaluru
Ilyas Baig left for Hyderabad after deserting Nazima leaving her with three children. Fayum wanted to marry Nazima. But, Nazima spurned the marriage proposal.
Fayum went to the school and called out to the three children.
The children went with the accused as they knew him well. After taking them to an isolated place and he strangulated them.
The police have said that the accused Fayum Khan (24) kidnapped his brother’s children in a bid for revenge. Police claim that he has “confessed” to kidnapping the children and dumping their bodies in a manhole in a small forest in Kadugondanahalli near HBR Layout.
After Nazima filed a complaint, police went to Hyderabad to question ex-husband, Nazima’s husband. On questioning Ilyas Baig, the police found out about Nazima’s affairs which led them to Fayum.