Delhi Crime Branch Rescues 5-Year-Old Kidnapped On Republic Day

| February 6 , 2018 , 10:27 IST

A 5-year-old boy who was kidnapped on January 25 from Shahdara area of Delhi while he was on his way to school was rescued by the Delhi Police crime branch on Monday night. In a brief exchange of fire, one of the kidnappers was shot dead, while another was injured.

The Shahdara district police had been investigating the kidnapping case initially, but two days after the disappearance of the boy, when the kidnappers called his father demanding a ransom of Rs 70 lakh for the boy's release, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik transferred the case to the crime branch.

“Police started scanning all the CCTV footages and established that the kidnappers before executing the incident, conducted recce. Police have found several footages where they have seen the kidnappers and later with the help of technical surveillance, police started tracking their location,” police sources said to the Indian Express.

The police detained a man passing information to the kidnappers, identified as Ravi and Nitin. During questioning the man revealed the details of the flat and the police laid a trap to catch the kidnappers.

“A trap was laid near the flat, situated at Loni border, where the kidnapper Ravi opened fire at police after seeing them. In retaliation, police also fired on him and he was shot dead on the spot. Police also fired on Nitin, who sustained two gunshots. Several rounds of fire were exchanged between the accused and police. Two bullets hit police personnel, but they were wearing bulletproof jackets. All the victims, including some police personnel were taken to GTB Hospital for medical treatment,” the officer added.

On January 25, two men riding a black-coloured bike stopped a school bus carrying 14 children in east Delhi, shot the driver and singled out a 5-year-old boy, kidnapping him.