Delhi boy kidnapped by bike-borne men yet to be traced: Police

Updated on Jan 27, 2018 04:03 PM IST

Two motorcycle-borne men shot a school bus driver and kidnapped a five-year-old boy in GTB Enclave.

Police officials said it appeared that the kidnappers knew exactly which boy to kidnap from the bus.(Shutterstock)
Police officials said it appeared that the kidnappers knew exactly which boy to kidnap from the bus.(Shutterstock)
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

A day after two motorcycle-borne men shot a school bus driver and kidnapped a five-year-old boy from the vehicle in east Delhi, police said they were yet to get a breakthrough.

The boy’s family has still not received any ransom call from the kidnappers until late evening even as the police probed other motives for kidnapping. On Friday, a Twitter user posted a picture of a child sitting between two men on a motorcycle and claimed that it was the kidnapped boy. As the user called on to circulate the image, police clarified that it was a fake picture.

“This is a fake pic. It has nothing to do with GTB Enclave kidnapping case. Please do not circulate it any further. (sic),” Madhur Verma, Delhi Police PRO, said in a message sent to journalists.

Hindustan Times is withholding the identity of the boy, his family, location where the incident occurred, and the name of the school in the interest of the child’s safety.

The boy, a nursery student, was travelling in the mini school bus when the masked and armed kidnappers waylaid the vehicle and dragged him away around 7.30am on Thursday.

The two kidnappers had allegedly threatened to shoot all the children if the bus conductor did not open the door. The driver had told police that when he tried to drive away, he was shot in his leg. The driver is recuperating at a government hospital.

The kidnapped boy’s older sister, who was accompanying him, was left unharmed. Police said the kidnappers seemed to know exactly which child they were targeting.

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