New Delhi, Aug 5 A man has been arrested for abducting a six-year-old cousin of a boy with whom his daughter had eloped last month, police said.
Qadir Khan, a 38-year-old from Sitamarhi in Bihar, was arrested from Gorkhpur Tuesday for kidnapping the boy in east Delhi July 27.
The boy has been rescued from Qadir Khan’s custody and police said search was on to find Khan’s accomplices.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (East Delhi) Anand Mohan said Khan kidnapped the boy following an antagonism between him and the boy’s family, as the boy’s cousin had eloped with his daughter in the first week of July.
“Khan wanted to get his daughter back and to mount pressure on the boy’s family, he kidnapped the boy and also asked for a ransom of Rs.150,000 for his safe release,” Mohan said.
“In our investigations we found that Devanand, father of the boy, has a nephew named Chandan. Chandan had a love affair with Khan’s daughter and the two eloped from their homes. Khan wanted Devanand to return his daughter. To put pressure on Devanand, he kidnapped the boy with the help of another person,” he added.
Two days after the kidnapping, Khan made ransom calls to Devanand. Police said a team was rushed to Khan’s native place and a trap was laid near a forest where the abductors were to come to collect the ransom money.
“But after seeing the policemen, the abductors left the child and fled in the forest. Khan was later arrested from Gorakhpur,” added Moh