Kidnapped six-year-old boy rescued from UP roadways bus, one held

Demand for Rs 5 lakh from child's family

A six-year-old boy was kidnapped by his father’s former employee who demanded a ransom of Rs 5 lakh.

Police rescued the boy within four hours by tracking the kidnapper’s mobile phone in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh district, police said on Saturday.

On the basis of technical surveillance, a team of Delhi Police along with Uttar Pradesh Police had put up barricades on a road connecting Aligarh to Etah, nearly 170 kilometres from Delhi.

“During checking, the 24-year-old kidnapper was found with the boy on a Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation bus bound for Etah from Delhi,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Bhairon Singh Gurjar.

The accused has been identified as Kuldeep Singh, who hails from UP’s Kasganj district.
On Friday, a PCR call was received at east Delhi’s Madhu Vihar police station regarding the boy’s kidnapping from West Vinod Nagar.

The kidnapper was known to the caller. Immediately, a team under Assistant Commissioner of Police (Madhu Vihar) N S Minhas collected information from the family. They were told that Kuldeep used to work at the family owned grocery store in West Vinod Nagar.

Soon, a letter demanding ransom was recovered at the main door of the complainant’s house.

“The kidnapper demanded Rs 5 lakh to be delivered at UP’s Etah district,” Gurjar added.
The team immediately left for Etah along with the kidnapped boy’s family members.

A mobile phone number suspected to be used by Kuldeep was also put on surveillance.
It was noticed that the phone’s user was moving towards Etah.

 The team laid a trap near Kasba Panaithi in Aligarh on the road connecting Aligarh to Etah.

They checked all vehicles crossing the road and heading towards Etah. At about 7 pm, a UPSRTC bus bound for Etah from Delhi was stopped.

“On checking, Kuldeep was apprehended and the kidnapped boy was recovered,” Gurjar said.

Kuldeep had left the job at the complainant’s grocery store last month.
He was in debt as his ancestral house was mortgaged.

Kuldeep chose to kidnap the boy as he knew that the family was rich enough to pay ransom.

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