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12-year-old national bravery award recipient abducted in Maharashtra

Nilesh Bhil had saved a boy from drowning in a water tank in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon.

india Updated: May 20, 2017 15:22 IST
The 12-year-old was among the recipients of the National Bravery Awards 2016.
The 12-year-old was among the recipients of the National Bravery Awards 2016.(HT File)

A 12-year-old boy from Maharashtra, who received the National Bravery Award in January 2016 for saving a village boy from drowning in a water tank and was honoured by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was kidnapped along with his sibling from their home in Jalgaon, police said on Saturday.

As per the police complaint registered on Friday night by their mother Sundarbai R Bhil, her two minor sons, Nilesh and seven-year old Ganpat, went missing and were kidnapped by some unknown persons, said the on-duty officer of Muktainagar police station.

Nilesh Bhil received the bravery award in January 2016 for saving a village boy the previous year.

Top police officers are monitoring the investigation involving the national hero and his younger brother. The motive behind the suspected kidnapping was not yet clear.