A 5-year-old boy, who went missing from his school in the old city here on Saturday, was traced at Kalwakurty in Mahbubnagar district on Sunday.
Police arrested two persons, Jaipal and Nazeer Khan, in connection with the boy’s kidnap which is attributed to disputes between the victim’s father and one of the kidnappers.
According to the police, when the boy, Irfan Ali Khan, was playing at his school, Neo Aizza School, in Dabeerpura police station limits on Saturday, he went missing.
The Dabeerpura police said that the victim’s father Imran Khan had had disputes with one of the accused Nazeer Khan for a few years. Nazer Khan hired Jaipal to kidnap the boy and abandon him somewhere else. Based on the Nazeer Khan’s directions, Jaipal kidnapped the boy from his school and took him to Kalwakurty in Mahbubnagar. Jaipal returned to the city after abandoning the boy at a bus station.
The boy’s parents lodged a missing complaint with the Dabeerpur police who, in turn, alerted all police stations in the city and neighbouring places.
On Sunday, passengers at the Kalwakurty bus station saw the boy sitting and crying, and handed him over to RTC officials. RTC officials, in turn, alerted the local police. During the course of investigation, the Dabeerpura police came to know that the boy who was in Kalwakurty police’s custody and identified the accused. After securing the custody of the victim from the Kalwakurty police, the Dabeerpura police arrested Jaipal and Nazeer Khan.