Abductors abandon child

An 11-year-old son of a businessman was kidnapped from outside his home in central Delhi’s Patel Nagar on Saturday night and released by the abductors early next morning.

Police claimed the abductors were under intense pressure from police to abandon the kidnapping plan midway. A senior officer told Deccan Herald that police are “very, very, very close” to nabbing the culprits.

Citing this very reason, police refused to give any more detail on the identity of the suspects.

The kidnappers had allegedly demanded Rs 30 lakh as ransom from the boy’s father who owns shops selling tiles and building material.

The officer insisted that not a penny was paid for securing the boy’s release.
The class-6 boy had left home with a cricket bat around 9 pm. Police said some persons forcibly carried him off in an Innova. His father received a ransom call an hour later.

The abductors who were calling from two separate mobile phones warned him against approaching police. After that, they kept calling him to direct him to the place the money should be brought.

The boy’s father, however, approached police after which 15 teams were formed to rescue the boy. The mobile phones from which the ransom calls were being received were put on surveillance.

Police soon learnt that stolen mobile phones were being used for the crime.
The father received a few calls from the kidnappers even while police were interacting with him.

Police traced the two phones’ locations near Dhaula Kuan. They claimed that their active efforts led to the abductors releasing the boy near a hotel in the area. The boy was later restored to his parents.

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