An eight-year-old boy, who was kidnapped from Kuppam three days back, was found dead near a dustbin on Friday. Vikas, son of Eeraiah, was kidnapped from Lakshmipuram village near Kuppam. Though the family had lodged a complaint with the police immediately, no serious efforts were made to trace him.

However, Eeraiah who is a poor man was taken aback with a phone call from the neighbouring Karnataka, where the person on the line demanded a ransom of Rs.5 lakh to release his son. Seeing no logic behind the huge amount demanded from the poor man, the police officials did not take the matter seriously.

However, the body of the boy was found near a dustbin in Kuppam, which sent shock waves among the family members, who staged a sit-in at the police station for their alleged negligence.