Indore: The doctor couple was on cloud nine as it was inauguration ceremony of their dream 'Roayl Shanti Hospital' located at Rasoma Square here. Noted actress Shabana Azmi and her lyricist-husband Javed Akhtar were the chief guests of the programe. Everything was going according to plan. All arrangements were in place. But, little did they know someone else was also happy as his arrangements were also in place. The man in question here is their servant who had plans to kidnap son of Dr Arvind Rawal. A lot was happening on Saturday during the function, and the servant got the chance to kidnap the 8-year-old Ishan. He took him to an isolated place in Betma area and killed him.
The accused servant came back to re-attend after executing the crime. After some time the family realised that Ishant was missing. They looked everywhere but could not find him. Senior police officers including DIG Rakesh Gupta and SP (East) OP Tripathi also reached the spot.
Tripathi said that when the family members didn’t find Ishan during the programme, they lodged a missing complaint at Vijay Nagar police station. On the doubt of Dr Rawal, the police nabbed his servant, Shaan, from the inaugural ceremony.
During initial interrogation, the accused servant did not admit his crime.
But, police got the major lead when CCTV footage of Rasoma crossing showed the accused with victim Ishan on a motor-bike. When police probed further and confronted him with the evidence, the accused admitted kidnapping and murdering Ishan in the forests of Betma. Four teams were formed to recover the body. ASP Ramji Srivastava confirmed that the body was recovered from the area mentioned by the accused, which was 7-8 Km from Betma.
Police believes that Ishan was strangulated to death as there were no signs of wounds on the body. Police sent the body to M Hospital for autopsy on Saturday itself.
According to sources, the doctors’ family shifted to the city from the UK about a year ago. Sources said that Shaan was working in the doctor’s house for the last four months and he was annoyed with the behaviour of the doctor and his wife. For taking revenge, the accused took Ishan to the forest area of Betma on his bike. “He returned again to the inauguration ceremony after killing the boy. Sources also said that the accused was quite annoyed when Dr Rawal’s wife, Dr Nikita refused to give him job in the hospital.