Teen rescued from abductors; 5 persons held

Teen rescued from abductors; 5 persons held

Nagpur: Police rescued a teenage boy, who was kidnapped on Wednesday from here and arrested five accused in connection with the crime, senior police officials said today.

“Chaitanya Ashtankar (14), a student of a Christian Missionary school, was abducted by a gang of four persons on January 6 from near his residence in Manish Nagar in South City area, while he was returning from school,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone) Shailesh Balkawde and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ranjan Kumar Sharma told reporters here.

On receiving the information, the police swung into action, with the Maharashtra Energy Minister and district Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule directing them to ensure that he is rescued unharmed, the officials said.

After two days, the accused made a demand of Rs 50 lakh as ransom from the boy’s father, they said.

The police traced the phone call and laid a trap to nab the kidnappers.

Yesterday, the boy was rescued from a forest area, and five persons were arrested in this connection, the DCPs said.

Bawankule visited the victim’s residence last night after the boy was reunited with his parents, the officials said.