London couple adopts boy, only to kill him for insurance money

Suspects currently in the UK are now being hunted down following the boy’s death earlier this week

London couple adopts boy, only to kill him for insurance money

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By Louie Bacani

An Indian couple currently living in London are now being hunted down by the authorities for allegedly planning the murder of a boy that they adopted in their home country.
The Times of India reported that local Indian police have filed a complaint against Arti Loknath, 53, and her husband Kanwaljitsinh Raijada, 28. Both are non-resident Indians (NRI) who have temporarily moved to the UK.
The couple has been accused of conspiring to kill Gopal, 13, whom they adopted in 2015. They worked with a certain Nitish Mund to adopt the boy, get him insured and then kill him for the insurance money, said Ashok Tilva, a police inspector in Keshod City in the Indian state of Gujarat.
Mund, who previously lived in London before returning to India, had planned the crime along with the couple since 2015, according to Tilva.
The report said Gopal was attacked with a knife by two people hired by Mund on the night of February 8. The boy died in a hospital on Monday.
Mund was arrested on the same day. It led to the revelation of the couple’s role in the incident, according to the Times of India.
“We have initiated process to arrest the NRI couple who are at present in UK,” the report quoted the local police as saying.
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