Kidnapped child rescued in J'khand

An 11-year-old boy has been safely rescued after he was kidnapped and a ransom of Rs 1.5 lakh was demanded. The kidnappers were arrested at Gomoh railway station in Jharkhand, police said on Friday.

The boy was kidnapped from his house in outer Delhi’s Bhalaswa Dairy JJ Colony over a monetary dispute involving his uncle. Police said the kidnapping was reported by the boy’s father Abdul Ali on November 17.

Abdul claimed that Sanjay Kumar Singh and Mantu Prasad had visited his brother-in-law Milan’s house on November 16.

“Abdul’s son was also at the house. It was alleged that Sanjay and Mantu had some monetary dispute with Milan. And Milan had refused to pay any money,” said N Gnana Sambandan, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North West).

Sanjay and Mantu thought the boy was Milan’s son. So they gave their mobile phone to the boy to play and later kidnapped him. On realising that his son had been kidnapped, Abdul along with Milan launched a search in the neighbourhood but did not approach police.

Next morning, Milan received a call at 6 am demanding Rs 1.5 lakh for the safe release of his son.

Abdul then reported the matter to police on which a case was registered with Bhalaswa Dairy police station.

Based on inputs, police found that the kidnappers were likely to go by train towards Jharkhand or West Bengal.

“Accordingly, railway authorities in Delhi were informed and through them, all the railway stations on the route were alerted. Photographs of the boy were also shared with them,” Sambandan added.

Staff of Railway Protection Force deployed at Gomoh railway station then spotted the boy with two men when they were getting down from a train.

Sanjay and Mantu were identified as the kidnappers.
“A probe has revealed that they supply ganja in Delhi. Their criminal network is being verified,” Sambandan said.

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