VISAKHAPATNAM: Six days after the kidnap of nine-year-old K Damodar of Pendurthy area in the city Monday, the police are yet to nab the kidnappers. In a latest development, the kidnappers, who have left a memory card in a temple hundi Friday confirming the kidnap, have left another cover reportedly containing a letter to the parents at another temple in the city Saturday.
The case has turned out to be a tough nut for the police to crack as the kidnappers seem to be taking all precautions. In view of the safety of the boy, the police are tight-lipped over the latest developments in the case.
Sources said that the kidnappers made a call to the family members of Damodar Saturday stating that they had left another cover at another temple in the city. Though the police are learnt to have picked up the cover, they have remained silent over its contents and refused to divulge any information including the name of the temple from where the cover was recovered.
Interestingly, the kidnappers are choosing public places leaving no traces for the police to pursue. The police too are leaving no stone unturned to rescue the boy safe. “The offenders are cleverly choosing crowded places like temples and public telephone booths.
We have obtained clues based on which we are pursuing the case apart from taking up routine policing measures like vehicle checking, patrolling across the city and questioning the suspects,” said a senior police official. The police are learnt to have been waiting for the next move of the kidnappers.