Boy’s death: Another fun fair organiser arrested

The Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) Ahmedabad on Wednesday arrested one more organiser of the Naroda fun fair who was accused of disposing of the body of nine-year-old Mayur Thakor in Banaskantha.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: July 5, 2012 3:29:12 am

The Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) Ahmedabad on Wednesday arrested one more organiser of the Naroda fun fair who was accused of disposing of the body of nine-year-old Mayur Thakor in Banaskantha. The accused had reportedly confessed to the police that Mayur was still alive when he was being taken to Koba circle from the fun fair.

The accused,Shauqat Ali Sheikh (40) from Kekdi village in Ajmer was arrested from Shah Alam crossroads in Ahmedabad after the police were informed that Shauqat was reportedly coming there to meet his aides.

Mayur Thakor had gone missing at the fun fair near his house at Chamundanagar in Naroda on June 24. Five days later,Mayur’s decomposed body was found. Police investigations had concluded that Mayur had got electrocuted inside the fair and the fair organisers decided to dispose his body fearing public anger and to prevent a police case.

According to DCB officials,the fair organiser,Shauqat was the mastermind behind the plan to take Mayur to an unknown place and abandon him. Shauqat and co-accused Kunal Bhatt,decided to abandon the boy on a highway or throw him into a water canal. They are reported to have taken Mayur on a motorbike from the fair to Koba circle. They roped in two others,Lala and Devchand Mishra,who brought a car to take Mayur towards Palanpur,said the police.

“All accused would be taken to the same spot in Naroda and asked to explain how the boy got electrocuted and how they took him to Banaskantha from Koba Circle,” said Inspector P G Vaghela.

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