A 5yr Old Delhi Boy Kidnapped From School Bus on Jan 25 was Rescued by the Delhi Police after a brief exchange of fire with the kidnappers. The rescued child has been handed over to the parents.
A 5yr Old Delhi Boy Kidnapped From School Bus on Jan 25 was Rescued
A five-year-old boy kidnapped in east Delhi last month from a school van full of children has been rescued by the police after a late-night shootout with the abductors in Sahibabad, about 40 km from the national capital.
The nursery student was kidnapped on January 25 by two armed bikers who climbed aboard the van and shot at the driver.
The police tracked down the kidnappers to Sahibabad near Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh and shot dead one of them after a 30 minute shootout. They have arrested two others who were injured in the gunfight.
Crime branch official of the Delhi Police raided the fifth floor apartment at about 1 am. A video from the shooting site showed blood on the floor of the flat and bullet marks in the netting of a door. The child, police sources said, was kept in this apartment for over 10 days.
The police had been on the kidnappers’ trail for the last 10 days. They got a lead when the captors called the parents on January 28 and demanded Rs. 50 lakh ransom.
The police handed over the child to the family early this morning. The child’s grandfather thanked the police and said the entire family rushed to the GTB Nagar as soon as they were informed about the 5-year-old’s rescue.
The shootout started soon after the kidnappers fired at the Delhi Police’s crime branch officials, who were raiding a flat in an apartment complex at about 1 am in Shalimar City of Sahibabad. One kidnapper was shot dead while two others were injured in the gunfight, police said according to a report in NDTV.
In an encounter that broke out between the police party and the kidnappers after the latter opened fire, kidnapper who was later identified as Ravi, 25, a resident of Gokulpuri, was killed. while two others identified as Pankaj and Nitin. The injured accused has been admitted to GTB hospital in Delhi.
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