In a heart rending incident, three young children who had been kidnapped by their mother’s paramour a week ago were found murdered and dumped in a mini forest at KG Halli in East Bengaluru on Monday. The incident come to light on Monday evening when the police picked up a 24-year-old electrician for questioning in connection with the kidnapping.
The accused identified as Fayum Baig confessed to the police that he killed all three children on August 27 shortly after he kidnapped them in a fit of anger over seeing their mother with another man. The Deputy Commissioner of Police (east division) N Satheesh Kumar said that the accused confessed that he killed the children after he kidnapped them from their school.
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“We found the decomposed body of one of the children. We are still searching for the other bodies,” Satheesh Kumar said. The police said that Raheem Baig, 4, his sister Usna Begum, 6 and his brother Ali Abbas Baig, 8, were the children of a garment factory employee Nazima Begum, a resident of Pillanna Garden in KG Halli.
According to the police Nazima Begum who is separated from her husband was living alone in a rented house with her three children who were students at the Siddartha School in Lingarajapuram. The kids who went to school on August 27 did not return home. Begum and her relatives searched for the kids and eventually filed a case with the Banasawadi police.
Initially, the eye of suspicion was on Begum’s estranged husband but police later ruled out that possibility. The police probe found that Nazima Begum was involved in multiple relationships and one of them was with the accused Fayum Baig. He wanted to marry her but his family denied him permission. On August 27 Baig allegedly flew into a rage after seeing Begum with another man in her house and decided to kidnap her children in an act of revenge. The children went with Baig since they knew him well. “We are not sure how he killed them. We are awaiting a postmortem report to understand the exact cause of death,” a police officer said.