Boy abducted for ransom rescued within hours by police

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In a swift action, police rescued an 11-year-old boy in Vasai within hours of his abduction and arrested two suspects.

The boy was abducted from near his house at Vasai East, a distant suburb of Mumbai, late afternoon yesterday by two men, who put him in a car and sped away, said Inspector Narayan Patil of Waliv Police Station of Vasai division.

His family received a phone call demanding a ransom of Rs. 3 lakh. The caller warned that the minor will be harmed if the money was not paid, according to the police complaint filed by the family.

Police registered an offence and swung into action. Within hours, a police team located the boy near a post office in Virar and rescued him. By late night, he was handed over to his family, Patil said.

Police arrested the two abductors, who, according to initial probe, were known to the boy’s family. Police did not disclose their names, saying they were still being interrogated.