Kidnapped boy rescued, three arrested
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Last Updated: Thursday, June 03, 2010, 00:21
Jalaun: A 15-year-old boy kidnapped last month was today rescued by police, which arrested three persons along with the ransom money.

Prateek Agarwal, son of a trader Dilip Kumar, was kidnapped from Badi Mata temple in the city on May 25 and the abductors demanded Rs 40 lakh as ransom for the safe release of the boy, Superintendent of Police Prem Gautam said.

He said the kidnappers had directed Kumar to deliver Rs 24 lakh at Karan Devi temple on the bank of Panchnada river near Shivganj village in the district.

A police team led by the SP laid a trap near the temple and surrounded the kidnappers as soon as Kumar delivered the bag containing cash. In a bid to escape, the kidnappers opened fire on the police party, Gautam said.

While some of them managed to flee the spot, three were arrested, he said adding, they have been identified as Ashwini Kumar, Devendra Nai and Subheet Kumar.

The boy was rescued and Rs 24 lakh was recovered from them, he said.

Police said two-country-made fire-arms, cartridges, an army-made hand grenade were recovered from them.


First Published: Thursday, June 03, 2010, 00:21

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