NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Wednesday said they successfully rescued a five-year-old boy kidnapped from north east Delhi within nine hours of receiving the ransom call and arrested the culprit from Dadri, Uttar Pradesh.
Cops said they received the complaint about the child's kidanpping on March 12 from Bhajanpura in north east Delhi, after his family reached the nearby police station and informed police of the incident.
Police immediately sprung into action and formed several teams to locate the child and the accused, identified as 27-year-old Asif Saifi.
In the course of the investigation, cops traced the mobile phone number from which the ransom call was made.
However, the person who owned that mobile number told cops that a passerby, who had a child with him, had requested him to give his mobile phone to make an emergency phone call.
Based on the location of the call, sustained efforts were made by cops to locate the accused and, within nine hours of the ransom call being made, he was arrested from Dadri and the kidnapped child was rescued.
Police said that the child has safely been reunited with his parents.
Cops added that Saifi is an engineering graduate, who is preparing for IAS examination.
Saifi, a resident of Mohalla Brahampuri, in Gautam Budh Nagar district's Dadri area, had recently completed his MTech, after completing his BTech.
"At the time of the incident, he had been preparing for UPSC and other competitive examinations. He is from a poor family and has three brothers and three sisters," said AK Singla, DCP (North East).
Police added that Saifi came up with the idea of kidnapping the child from movies. Investigation revealed that Saifi has no previous criminal antecedent.