| Gurgaon |
October 18, 2020 3:00:53 am
An AC repairman and a dog trainer have been arrested by Faridabad police for allegedly abducting an 11-year-old child earlier this week. Police stated the 2 dedicated the crime within the hope of creating some ‘quick money’ as their jobs have been hit in the course of the Covid lockdown.
Police recognized the accused as Sonu, a resident of Delhi’s Kalyanpuri, and Aman, a resident of Gazipur. The former labored as a dog trainer and the latter repaired ACs. The accused, police stated, are childhood associates.
“During questioning, the men said their work had slowed down during the lockdown, and they hatched a plan to make some quick money by abducting a child and demanding ransom. Sonu already knew the victim’s mother, who sells and purchases dogs and puppies, and from whom he would often get puppies for training. It was his idea to abduct her 11-year-old son,” stated DCP (Central) Mukesh Malhotra.
On October 13, police stated the duo kidnapped the child from Sector 91 on their scooter whereas he was out to purchase milk, round 6 pm. He was then taken to a resort in Gazipur and held for the subsequent three days.
The child’s mom approached police when he didn’t return and an FIR was registered at Palla police station underneath IPC part 365 (kidnapping or abducting with intent to secretly and wrongfully confine an individual) the next day.
“When CCTV footage from cameras installed near the family’s home was retrieved, the complainant recognised one of the accused, Sonu, and said she had known him for the last three years. She gave his mobile number to police, who found he lived in Kalyanpuri. When a team was sent to his home, however, it was found that he had not been to his house for the last three days,” stated the DCP.
“His relatives gave the team the mobile number of a friend of his, who helped them track him down and recover the child. Although Aman was not at the hotel at the time, he was arrested later on the basis of information provided by Sonu. The two men were arrested before they made the ransom call,” stated the DCP.
The child has been reunited along with his household. Police stated the accused have been produced in court docket and remanded in police custody.
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