Palanpur: A six-year-old boy was allegedly kidnapped by two men following which they have been arrested from Uttar Pradesh and brought here today, police said.
“Subrati Khan (26) and Ibrahim Fakir (40), both residents of Rohahi village of Uttar Pradesh had kidnapped Abujar Momin from Jampura locality of Palanpur on January 11,” Palanpur city Police Inspector J B Makwana said.
“Two days back, they demanded Rs 7 lakh as ransom from his mother – Zakiya Momin on phone. After that, Zakiya approached us and we launched a manhunt. We came to know that the kidnappers have fled to Agra with the child,” he said.
According to the officer, Zakiya is a native of Bhilwan village in Patan district and had come to meet her sister in Palanpur a week back.
“Her husband lives in Dubai. She came to Palanpur with her son and daughter. When she was leaving the house of her sister, the duo somehow managed to kidnap the boy and flee away,” he said.
The boy, whom the accused had hide behind the bushes on the Red Fort road, was rescued yesterday, police said.
“With the help of call detail records, we finally traced them and recovered the child,” he added.
The duo, who was under debt of Rs 3.5 lakh, hatched the plan to repay the amount, the officer said, adding investigations are underway.