Two of three accused held for kidnapping 10-year-old boy
Prime accused, a relative of the boy who hatched the plan, currently absconding
New Delhi: North East Delhi Police on Wednesday said they arrested two men and rescued a 10-year-old boy, whom they had kidnapped from Jyoti Nagar on Monday.
Police said that the prime accused, who is the boy's relative and had hatched the plan, is currently absconding.
Sources said that after the boy was kidnapped, Mohsen (25) stayed beside the family and feigned sympathy with them, all the while keeping a tab on the police investigation.
Police said the two arrested accused were identified as, Tareeq (21) and Daanish (22), and had demanded for Rs one crore from the family as ransom.
Mohsen, who is the son of the kidnapped boy's paternal aut, was privy to the business dealings of the boy's father, police added.
During investigation, cops found that the kidnappers were making calls from a particular PCO.
Soon, police teams were deployed in the area around the PCO and the place where the accused had called the boy's father to come with the money.
Teams were also sent to Panipat, as a few calls were made from there as well.
A team led by RP Meena, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (North East), on Tuesday, spotted the boy with Tareeq and Daanish in a park in Kailash Nagar.
"The duo was overpowered them," said AK Singla, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North East).
During interrogation, the two youth revealed to police that they were in desperate need of money and when Mohsen asked them to join his plan, they agreed.
"The accused persons, along with Mohsen, hatched the plan to kidnap the child to earn easy money. Mohsen is on the run and is yet to be arrested," Singla said.
While the boy was going to tuition on Monday, the accused accosted the child on the pretext of showing him the house of his relative. He was instead taken to Panipat and kept confined there for one night.
The next day, he was brought to Delhi and many ransom calls were made from Panipat and Delhi. Police claimed that after the kidnapping, Mohsen fled.