Wazirabad factory worker had taken his employer's son

Wazirabad factory worker had taken his employer's son

A man was arrested for kidnapping his former employer’s six-year-old son and demanding Rs 50 lakh ransom at Timarpur area in north west Delhi. Police have rescued the child in Uttar Pradesh and handed him over to his family.

The accused has been identified as 24-year-old Ashraf, who was an employee at Izhar’s factory in Wazirabad. Ashraf used to stay in the factory and was friendly with Izhar's family members.

Few days back, Ashraf was forced to leave the factory over some ‘money’ issue with Izhar. He subsequently started living near the factory on a rented accommodation.

“On Friday, he came to Izhar’s house and lured his six-year-old son Chand, who was playing outside the house. Ashraf took him to Lakhimpur Kheri in UP. And he made a ransom call to Izhar,” a police official said.

When Izhar expressed his failure to meet his expected demand, he cut short the amount to Rs 30 lakh.

Izhar informed police, following which a case of kidnapping for ransom under section 364 of the Indian Penal Code was registered at Timarpur police station.

Police traced the caller’s cellphone number and it was found that the call was made from Lakhimpur Kheri.

A police team was dispatched for the area and the boy was rescued. At Chand’s instance, police arrested Ashraf from his house.

Police had to use advanced cellphone survellience methods to trace the location of the caller.  He told police that he was fired by his employer due to some trivial issue. And in a fit of rage, he hatched a plan and kidnapped Chand.

Police said they have been using the cellphone tracing capability with excellent results in most cases.

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