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‘Kidnapped’ boy returns

Kartik Tyagi (17), the son of a local business man, who’d allegedly gone missing Monday last, returned home under mysterious circumstances. Peeyush Khandelwal reports.

india Updated: Feb 15, 2009 00:49 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal

Kartik Tyagi (17), the son of a local business man, who’d allegedly gone missing Monday last, returned home on Saturday under mysterious circumstances. Tyagi, student of Arwachin Bharti Bhawan School at Vivek Vihar, Delhi, was found at Jhansi Road police station near Gwalior and brought back by police. Police say initial investigations do not confirm the kidnapping angle in the case.

“There are contradictions in the boy’s statements and also the locations detailed by him . His family is not cooperating in his medical examinations and also for detailed statements,” station officer Rajesh Dwivedi said.

After he was reported missing. Police swung into action and put Tyagi's mobile on electronic-surveillance. Police found his scooter, a computerised ransom letter demanding Rs 15 lakh and spectacles at Patel Nagar II area of Ghaziabad, on Monday night.

On his return, Tyagi told police five men in a white Tavera car had been following him for several days near his residence, school and tuition centre and later abducted him in the same car. Tyagi said he managed to escape giving 'abductors' a slip.

However, police said, “His friends spotted him moving alone the night he went missing. The ransom letter his parents recieved was computer-typed. The modus operandi and his easy escape are not worth believing. There is a lot of suspicion whether he was actually abducted,” SSP Akhil Kumar told HT.