Couple held for kidnapping boy in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Feb 22 (IANS) A couple has been arrested for kidnapping their landlord’s child here, police said Monday. The 10-year-old boy was rescued by the police from a train.

The couple, identified as Bali and Rahul, was held Sunday night, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Gurgaon) Anil Dhawan.

According to police, the duo abducted the boy from outside his Patel Nagar house here Saturday. The boy’s father is the owner of a bakery.

‘Soon after kidnapping him, they called the boy’s father and demanded Rs.600,000 as ransom. They asked him to come to the Gurgaon railway station. They later asked him to board the train going towards Ajmer,’ Gurgaon police commissioner S.S. Deswal said.

The couple then asked the father to drop the bag of money at a nearby crossing. But a police team stopped the train by pulling the chain and traced the kidnappers through their phone details.

‘The boy told us that the couple took him to a movie theatre and kept him there for one hour. The interrogation revealed that they took him to a cinema hall in Palam Vihar and the CCTV footage also shows the couple with boy,’ Deswal said.

A case has been registered and further investigations are on, he added.

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