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Kidnapped boy rescued, two held

Last Updated: Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 23:28

Patna: A 13-year-old boy, who was kidnapped from a club in the state capital Friday night, was rescued on Saturday from a village under the Town police station area in Bihar`s Bhojpur district and two persons have been arrested, police said.
Within 12 hours of the kidnapping of Shivam, son of hotelier Mohan Kumar Khandelwal from Patna Club last night, a special police team formed under supervision of Superintendent of Police (City) Jayant Kant traced the boy at an abandoned godown in Dhanpura village in the neighbouring district and brought him home, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manu Maharaj said.

Two persons, identified as Pradeep Kumar Pathak and Abhishek Singh have been arrested in this connection with a car, two pistols, two magazines and eight ammunition, he said, adding both abductors were natives Bhojpur district.
Abhishek, who claims to be a jawan of the CRPF`s 197th battalion at Chaibasa in Jharkhand, has told cops that the missing driver Girish Pathak and his wife Anamika Pathak had taken employment with the abducted boy`s father as part of a conspiracy to kidnap the latter`s son, Maharaj said.

The abductors had demanded Rs two crore ransom in lieu of the boy`s release, the SSP said, adding raids were on to nab the absconding couple.

First Published: Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 23:28

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