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Uber cab driver abducts DPS student, police rescue boy

Oct 31, 2016, Bengaluru, DHNS
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A Uber cab driver on Saturday abducted a 15-year-old boy, a student of Delhi Public School (DPS), from Varthur and demanded ransom from his father.

However, in a swift action the police rescued Sai Ashik and handed him over to his parents. The police said that on Saturday afternoon, Ashik booked a Uber cab to go to tuition. The cab reached his house within 15 minutes and Ashik got into the car.

Some time later, the cab driver called up the boy’s father and told claimed that he had abducted Ashik. He demanded money to release Ashik. Ashik’s father immediately contacted the police, who constituted a team to trace the boy. Based on mobile phone call details, the police rushed to a particular location and spotted a car parked on roadside with Ashik inside it. The driver had abandoned the car with Ashik, the police said.

“We did not question Ashik as he was shocked. We handed him over to his parents. We are on the lookout for the driver,” said a senior police officer.

Couple killed in accident

A couple was killed on the spot and their two children injured in an accident on the National Highway 209 in Kanakapura on Sunday.

The deceased are Kumar, 40, and his wife Rudramma, 35, residents of Jaraganahalli. The children have been identified as Purnima and Kiran, who are undergoing treatment for fractures at a private hospital, in Benglauru. Kumar was an employee with the Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board.

According to the police, the accident occurred when Kumar and his family were on their way to the Kabbalamma temple in their new car. Kumar lost control over the vehicle and crashed into another car coming from the opposite direction, near a rice mill. Kumar and his wife were killed on the spot while the children sustained injuries. Yadav,19, a resident of Bengaluru, who was in the other car, has also sustained injuries.

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