Kidnapped boy rescued in filmy style in Bengaluru, four held

Source: PTI | By I.G. Bhatkali | Published on 30th January 2018, 8:11 PM | State News |

Bengaluru (PTI): A five-year-old boy, allegedly kidnapped for ransom, was rescued by police who shot at and injured the kidnapper following a hot chase, police said on Tuesday.

Chandan was rescued two days after a four-member gang led by a notorious criminal kidnapped him here and demanded a ransom of Rs 35 lakh, they said.

All the four, including Divya Teja, who was injured in the shooting, were arrested.

Acting on a complaint by the boy’s father, police launched a manhunt and tracked one of the gang members, who revealed that mastermind Divyateja was driving with the child in his car towards Kengeri.

Immediately, police chased down the vehicle at a secluded place and intercepted it.

Police said that in order to escape, Divyateja pulled out a machete and tried to attack them.

“In self-defense, we opened two rounds of fire. One of the bullets hit his right leg and he collapsed,” the police said in a press release.

The accused was shifted to Victoria Hospital, where he is undergoing treatment.

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