Prayagraj: A case of alleged kidnapping of a class XIth student outside a city-based school in the Civil Lines area on Tuesday foxed the city police for close to two hours. The police claimed to have rescued the boy near the Damupur Kareli area from the clutches of the kidnappers.
SP (City) Dinesh Kumar Singh told reporters, “initial investigations revealed that a group of four persons, including a classmate of the student, allegedly kidnapped a 17-year-old student outside the school campus located at Civil Lines area under the limits of Civil Lines police station on Tuesday afternoon”.
He further added, “As the police received information regarding the kidnapping of a class XIth student, police of Kareli, Dhoomanganj and Civil Lines swung into action and the alleged kidnappers left the student near Damupur Kareli road and escaped”. Three out of four kidnappers were residents of the Kareli area.
SP, meanwhile, said that police have been probing the incident thoroughly and that two police teams had been dispatched to ensure the arrest of kidnappers. Investigations also revealed that all three persons including a classmate had forced the class XIth student to sit inside the SUV as soon as he came out from the school campus and that the SUV moved towards the Kareli area. The kidnappers had allegedly thrashed the student inside the moving SUV. The police spoke to the rescued boy and are gathering information. Further investigations are on.