Assam: Two-yr-old rescued by cops at Bamunimaidam


GUWAHATI | August 20, 2018:

Police rescued a two-year-old boy on Sunday at around 2 AM from a jungle, who was kidnapped by a rickshaw-puller from their home at Bamunimaidam from about 1km away, where he was abandoned.

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The victim, Krishna who was sleeping with his parents in their house in Moila Tanki colony in Bamunimaidam under Chandmari police station when Mamtaj Ali sneaked into the house through the window and kidnapped him. He also stole a mobile phone.

Chandmari police station, office-in-Charge, Biren Chandra Deka said, "The bed was near the window, which was half open. This helped him sneak the child out easily. Ali took the child in his rickshaw but the child fell down and lost consciousness. Ali thought the child had died and took him to a jungle near Bamunimaidam Bihu field and left him there".

Around 3 am, Krishna's father Ranjit Rout, a paint worker, realised that his son was missing and sought police help.

"Ali by then had left for Kamakhya railway station and was planning to catch a train. But when Rout called the mobile phone which Ali had stolen, Ali said Krishna was with him and demanded Rs 10 lakh as ransom for his release. The family said they did not have so much money but he agreed to bargain and asked him to come to Kamakhya railway station. Then we deployed a policeman to talk to him when he agreed to reduce the amount to Rs 35,000. Around 6 am, we sent him and a group of policemen in plain clothes to Kamakhya railway station and when he called Ali, he refused to come to the station. A policeman in plain clothes found Ali talking over the phone near the railway station and caught him," Deka said.

He was brought to Chandmari police station and during interrogation, he admitted that he had kidnapped Krishna.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ranjan Bhuyan said, "He led the police team to the jungle. But fortunately, the boy was conscious and was rushed to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital. The boy is fine now but he got some scratches on his body".

Ali, who hails from Bihar has been arrested and booked under IPC Section 363, 369 and 380.

Source: The Telegraph

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