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Another boy kidnapped from Dongri, traced in 2 days to Bihar

The Dongri police solved a kidnapping case in 48 hours and rescued a five-year-old boy who was taken to Bihar from the city.

mumbai Updated: Oct 21, 2012 00:38 IST
HT Correspondent

The Dongri police solved a kidnapping case in 48 hours and rescued a five-year-old boy who was taken to Bihar from the city. A team of Dongri police would reach Mumbai early on Sunday, with the accused and the kid. Interestingly, police found out that the accused, who was employed at a scrap shop in Dongri, allegedly kidnapped the kid because he was fond of him.

According to the police, Manthan Santosh Jadhav was with his grandmother Krishnabai at the Dongri market on Tuesday evening. Krishnabai, a vegetable vendor, was talking to her customers when Rakesh Raghuvanshi, 28, took Manthan away under the pretext of taking him for a walk. When neither of them returned, the family registered a case with the police.

Sudhir Mali, inspector of Dongri police, said: “We approached the scrap shop owner, who gave vital details. We traced Raghuvanshi’s cousin, who said he was planning to visit his village in Sonpura in Bihar.”

The officials traced his mobile phone, which revealed he was near Igatpuri late Tuesday. The following day, a team of Dongri police flew to Delhi and completed the remaining journey by road. The team reached the village minutes after Raghuvanshi had reached with Manthan and caught him soon after. Police said Raghuvanshi had told his colleagues in Mumbai that he liked Manthan very much and would take him to his village. The police produced Raghuvanshi in a local court in Bihar and secured his transit remand.

Manthan’s family members are relieved after they were informed that the kid has been rescued. Krishnabai told HT: “I was cursing myself after the incident. It is God’s grace and the efforts taken by the police that we would again get Manthan back.”