Kidnapped boy rescued after car chase in Bengaluru, four arrested

The boy, Chandan, was rescued two days after a four-member gang led by a notorious criminal kidnapped him and demanded a ransom of Rs 35 lakh.

bengaluru Updated: Jan 30, 2018 16:51 IST
Press Trust of India, Bengaluru
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The boy was rescued by police who shot at and injured the kidnapper following a car chase. (File)

A five-year-old boy, allegedly abducted for a ransom, was rescued by police who shot at and injured the kidnapper following a hot chase, police said on Tuesday.

The boy, Chandan, was rescued two days after a four-member gang led by a notorious criminal kidnapped him and demanded a ransom of Rs 35 lakh, they said.

All the four including Divya Teja, who was injured in shooting, were arrested.

Acting on a complaint from the boy’s father, police launched a manhunt and tracked one of the gang members, who revealed that mastermind Divya Teja was driving with the child in his car towards Kengeri.

Immediately, police chased down the vehicle at a secluded place and intercepted it.

Police said, in order to escape, Divya Teja pulled out a machete and tried to attack them.

“In self-defense, we opened two rounds of fire.. One of the bullets hit his right leg and he collapsed on the ground,” the police said in a press release.

The accused was then shifted to Victoria Hospital, where he is undergoing treatment.

First Published: Jan 30, 2018 16:47 IST