Traffic blocked on Gaya-Patna National Highway over 12-yr-old boy’s abduction

Published on Jun 29, 2021 01:03 PM IST

The boy’s father who is a temple priest, said the abductors were demanding ₹4 lakh ransom and have threatened to sell a kidney of the 12-year-old if the money is not paid

Representational Image. (File photo)
Representational Image. (File photo)

Vehicular movement on the Gaya-Patna National Highway was disrupted on Tuesday as angry residents blocked it in protest against the alleged kidnapping for ransom of a 12-year-old boy on Monday.

Rajendra Mishra, the boy’s father who is a temple priest, said the abductors were demanding 4 lakh ransom and have threatened to sell a kidney of the 12-year-old if the money is not paid. Police have registered a case of abduction against one Anil Bhatt.

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Protestors raised slogans against police, threw stones at vehicles, and burnt tyres along the highway. Police were trying to pacify the protesters.

Baban Baitha, a local police officer, said the blockade started around 5 am and was still going on.

Senior police superintendent Aditya Kumar cited preliminary investigation and said it suggested there was a dispute over money and land between Bhatt and Mishra. “We are investigating the case from an abduction point of view. We have launched a massive search for the boy.”

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