Man saves his child from drug addict's company in Haridwar

Father goes to rescue when cops deny help after son's call

 An 11-year-old boy was playing with his two friends when one of them came up with the idea of going to Haridwar.

They went to Old Delhi railway station and went to Haridwar on Sunday, but the eldest of the three rejected the idea to return home soon.

Aakash, a resident of north-west Delhi’s Subash Place, spent two days in Haridwar before he could contact his family. It is alleged that one of Aakash’s friends, 20-year-old Monu, is a drug addict and was not letting him return home.

The other boy, identified as Rohit, is Aakash’s neighbour. Aakash was ‘rescued’ from Haridwar only after he called up his father Dhanshyam around 6 am on Tuesday and informed that he was in the premises of Haridwar railway station.

Ever since Aakash was missing, Dhanshyam along with family members and locals had been conducting regular searches in nearby areas.

Dhanshyam had also approached police after all their efforts failed. On the basis of Dhanshyam’s statement, a case of kidnapping was filed with Subash Place police station on Sunday.

“As soon as I received the call from Aakash, I informed the investigating officer of the case. I told him that Aakash was with his friends and was safe, so he refused to help,” Dhanshyam told Deccan Herald.

As no immediate help was available from police, Dhanshyam himself decided to rescue his son and boarded a bus to Haridwar from Kashmere Gate ISBT. Dhanshyam reached Haridwar around 8 pm on Tuesday and managed to locate Aakash on a platform.

They returned to Delhi by Wednesday morning. Currently, Dhanshyam said he is struggling to cancel the kidnapping case. “We do not want any action against Aakash’s friends,” he added.

Aakash, a class 6 student of a local government school, lives with his parents, two brothers and a sister. His father is a vegetable vendor.

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