A telecom engineer and a labourer engaged in repairing a railway communication network were allegedly abducted by unidentified dacoits in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district, police said on Sunday.
Jaipal Kholko, a telecom engineer with a private firm in Bhopal and labourer Tulsi Adivasi, a local, were repairing the network at Paadarkheda jungle in Gopalpura village of the district when they were kidnapped by dacoits on Saturday, district superintendent of police Murarilal Chhari said.
The information of abduction reached police on Saturday night after a technician, Jagdish and another person, who were working with the engineer, contacted them.
Dacoits could not abduct Jagdish and the other man as they were a bit farther from the place where Jaipal and Tulsi were working, the SP said.
Chhari said the jungles have been cordoned off and nine police parties were searching the area.
No gang has claimed responsibility of abduction or demanded ransom for release of the captives, he added.