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Patna man finds his son semi-conscious

K K CHAUDHARY, the father of Abhishek Chandan ? the boy abducted from Patna ? reached the City late on Friday night only to find his son in such a state of shock that he did not even respond to the fatherr?s emotional call to open eyes.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2006 13:58 IST

K K CHAUDHARY, the father of Abhishek Chandan – the boy abducted from Patna — reached the City late on Friday night only to find his son in such a state of shock that he did not even respond to the fatherr’s emotional call to open eyes.

The boy is in such state of shock apparently because of the torture at the hands of abductors. Even at the touch of a human being his heartbeats get abnormally fast, doctors treating him said.

Abhishek was on ventilator and in a semi-conscious state when his father reached the Chirayu Hospital at around 11 pm. Chaudhary’s repeated calls ‘Dekh beta tere papa aaye hain’ evoked no response from the son. Dr O P Naik who is treating the boy said that he was not properly responding but his condition is certainly better than yesterday. He hoped that Abhishek would gain consciousness by Saturday.

The doctors at the hospital said that the boy has been terror-struck. Fortunately, he was brought in time to the hospital, doctors said.

Meanwhile, talking to mediapersons Chandan’s father said that the family did not receive any phone call about ransom, thus making the entire episode even more mysterious because Abhishek’s hands and feet were tied when he was found at the yard of the Bhopal railway station. Chaudhary, a Sub-Inspector, said that he had no enmity with anyone.

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) officials said that only after the boy gains consciousness it would be clear whether Abhishek was brought by train or by road. “The RPF was conducting a special checking drive on Thursday night and it is only a matter of conjecture whether the abductors dropped him here for fear of getting caught or deliberately left him”, the RPF Commandant said. The police surmise the boy was administered a heavy dose of sedative and it will take around 72 hours for the impact of drug to wear off. The officials said the motive of the abductors and their identity could be ascertained only after the boy gains consciousness and his statement is recorded.

Meanwhile, Abhishek’s local relative Chandan Kumar, an engineer, who lives in Bhopal, said that he was in Jabalpur when he received a phone call from Railway police on Thursday night. The police had found the phone numbers from the diary in Abhishek’s pocket. Kumar said that Abhishek had never been to Bhopal before. “I was overjoyed when I got the news that he was safe,” he added.

Chandan Kumar is the brother-in-law of Abhishek’s cousin. Abhishek, a student of Don Bosco School in Patna, had gone missing on Wednesday morning.

First Published: Mar 11, 2006 13:02 IST