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Man arrested for kidnapping minor boy

New Delhi: A man has been arrested from the ISBT in Anand Vihar for allegedly kidnapping a five-year-old boy, police said today.

Amaan was kidnapped yesterday wile playing near his house in New Seemapuri, following which his mother informed the police. Later, she received a call demanding a ransom of Rs 8 lakh.

A team was formed to nab the accused, who had told the boy’s mother to go to the ISBT in Anand Vihar with the ransom amount, police said.

She left the bag at the designated spot and as soon as the accused, Asadul, came to collect it, he was arrested. The child was later rescued from the accused’s residence in Tahirpur Kodhi colony, they said.

Asadul is being questioned to ascertain the motive behind kidnapping the boy, police said.

The boy’s father works in Kuwait while his mother does odd jobs here.

—PTI