Karnataka Police rescue 8-year-old boy in Kolar, 4 held for abduction

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 8-year-old Anubhav is the son of a businessman and the kidnappers were demanding Rs 17 crore as ransom before they were caught.

 

Karnataka Police on Friday night rescued an 8-year-old boy who was abducted on December 17 in Kolar.

According to the news agency ANI report, four persons have been arrested in this regard.

The boy, Anubhav, was kidnapped from Belthangady taluk in Dakshina Kannada on Thursday while playing near his residence. The kidnappers came in a car and kidnapped Anubhav.

 8-year-old Anubhav is the son of a businessman and the kidnappers were demanding Rs 17 crore as ransom before they were caught.

After the family approached the police, the kidnappers have reduced the ransom demand to Rs 10 crore, but threatened the family with dire consequences for having approached the police. 

A special investigative team set up by Dakshina Kannada SP BM Lakshmi Prasad traced the origin of the new ransom message from a cell tower in Hassan district of Karnataka.

Based on mobile calls, Police traced the perpetrators and rescued the boy from Kolar's Mallur taluk.

 

With inputs from media reports

Image credit: Deccan Chronicle

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