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Assam Police has arrested three persons involved with the kidnap and murder of a five-month-old baby in Cachar district of the state.

The five-month-old infant was kidnapped by three persons on August 4 night from the infant’s house at Kazidahar area in Cachar district.

“Since the infant was constantly crying in the custody of the kidnappers, the kidnappers strangulated him and buried the body under a bridge,” the police said.

“Demanding a ransom of Rs 10 lakh, the kidnappers contacted the infant’s parents on August 5. However, the ransom amount was reduced to Rs 1.5 lakh after negotiations,” police added.

“When a woman relative of the family went to a tea garden on Friday to hand over the money, police personnel in disguise arrested the culprits, who admitted to their crime,” the police added.

The deceased infant’s father Debojyoti Nath is a motor mechanic.

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