VISAKHAPATNAM : Close on the heels of rescuing a minor boy from the clutches of his kidnappers, the city police have freed two more boys abducted by their mother’s paramour.
North Zone DCP (Law and Order) M Srinivasulu told the media here Friday that a 30-year-old auto driver K Gandhi, a resident of Panda Veedhi, befriended his neighbour couple A Sankar and Kala. Later, he had an extramarital affair with Kala. Noticing the illicit affair, Sankar warned his wife to stop talking to him. Accordingly, Kala cut off her relationship with Gandhi which prompted him to bear a grudge against her.
To avenge her severing of links with him, Gandhi kidnapped Kala’s sons - nine-year-old A Yeshwanth and seven-year-old A Jagan - and demanded that she continue her affair with him in return for their release.
The DCP said that Gandhi took the children to Anakapalle in his auto-rickshaw on Sept 17. Later, he shifted them to Vijayawada by train. Since the two boys were close to Gandhi, they were not aware that had been kidnapped. The accused then called Kala and told that he had kidnapped her two sons and that he would release them if she agreed to continue the relationship with him.
The couple rushed to the police and lodged a complaint Thursday and gave the number of the mobile from which she had received the call.
A police team rushed to Vijayawada and based on the mobile phone data and tower location, identified the place. The police rescued the boys taking the help of Vijayawada police and arrested Gandhi Thursday night. The police handed over the boys to their parents Friday and seized Gandhi’s auto-rickshaw.