BANGALORE: The 11-year-old son of a building contractor was kidnapped for ransom on Friday evening. However, the case ended on a happy note with the boy being rescued on Saturday.
Jaikiran, son of Suresh Babu, a resident of Jnanabharathi, was whisked away in a car from Jnanajoythi Nagar when he was returning from school in the school van on Friday at 4.30 pm. Jaikiran is a student of New Cambridge School in Vijayanagar. His mother was shocked to see his school bag and water bottle dumped in front of their house and called her husband Babu.
The kidnappers called Babu at 6 pm on Friday and demanded `80 lakh in ransom. They also threatened Babu that they will send the boy’s body home if he informed the police. They disconnected the phone call saying that they will inform him about the time and place where to bring the money.
But when the kidnappers did not call Babu till 10 pm, he lodged a complaint with Jnanabharathi police. Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Labhu Ram formed two special teams with eight inspectors to nab the kidnappers.
On Saturday around 8.30 pm, police came to know the whereabouts of the kidnappers and went to arrest them at a NICE road junction. On realising that plainclothes policemen were hot on their tail, the kidnappers dumped the boy by the roadside and fled, said Labhu Ram.