Kidnapped 11-year-old rescued, police deny ransom being paid
Sahil, a student of class VI at a school in Sahibabad, had gone to his coaching class at Sector-3 in Rajendra Nagar around 4.30pm on September 7.noida Updated: Sep 09, 2017 21:34 IST
The Ghaziabad police and the family of an 11-year-old boy rescued him from the hinterlands of western Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat area after the boy was allegedly kidnapped by unidentified men on the evening of September 7. The recovery could come only after a bag was handed over to the kidnappers near Ratol in Baghpat on late Friday night.
Police and family sources said that the kidnappers were paid nearly Rs 6-7 lakh which were packed in bag and handed over to the unidentified men. However, senior superintendent of police, HN Singh, said that no money was paid and an empty bag was handed over to kidnappers before they freed up Sahil Nagar and the boy returned in a car with his uncle, Bablu, and mother, Manisha around 1am on Saturday.
“We suspect the involvement of some person known to the family but no ransom was paid. It was just a drama we created and the boy was freed up. The boy came back with the help of police after the ransom call was received on September 8. We have no information about money being given to the kidnappers,” SSP Singh said.
However, a police source said that nearly Rs 6 lakh was paid and the bag was also bugged with a location tracing chip. The source also said that a known person of the family is also under scanner.
Sahil, a student of class VI at a school in Sahibabad, had gone to his coaching class at Sector-3 in Rajendra Nagar around 4.30pm on September 7. Later, he was allegedly abducted by unidentified men in a white i10 car.
“We received a call from kidnappers and boy’s mother picked the call. She was asked Rs 10 lakh ransom but she denied having such money at her disposal. We asked them to let us speak with the boy which they did. They hung up the phone and called several times till evening of September 8. During these calls, police asked us to assure kidnappers that we arranged money and coming to deliver. Around 9pm, they asked us to come to come with money. They asked boy’s mother and one other person to board and denied entry to the third person in car we were in,” said Satish Nagar, boy’s uncle.
“It seems that they were nearby and were watching our movements. However, when boy’s mother and my nephew reached Bahpat, the kidnappers asked them to place the bag but boy’s mother denied. Then, the kidnappers let off the boy who was seen coming towards them in car’s headlights. Then, she placed the bag and returned with Sahil in the car. Police teams were around us,” Satish added.
The boy was finally reunited with family around 1am on Saturday but the kidnappers gave slip to cops who were in civil clothes.
“We suspect that someone close to family is involved and had all information. The kidnappers gave our teams a slip but we will track them and arrest them soon,” SSP Singh said.