A thirteen-year-old boy from Ganj Basoda city in the Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh was kidnapped for ransom by a 19-year-old boy of his locality and four other minors who also lived in the same neighbourhood after they watched a south Indian movie with a similar plot.

On Monday evening, the parents of the victim registered a missing complaint with the police, after he did not return home.

The victim’s body was recovered from a field on Tuesday. The body had injuries on the head and a scarf tied around the mouth.

According to the police, 13-year-old Pawan Kushwaha, son of Narayan Singh Kushwaha, who runs a catering business in Ganj Basoda, was first found missing on Monday evening.