Noida Man Kidnaps Toddler Cousin For Quick Buck, 2 Arrested: Police

Police investigation revealed that kidnapping was deliberate by the toddler’s cousin (Representational)

A 20-year-old man was arrested on Thursday for planning the kidnapping of his two-year-old cousin, who has been safely recovered, in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida, police mentioned.

Two pals of the primary accused have been additionally concerned within the planning and one among them has been arrested whereas search is on for the opposite man, the police mentioned.

On Tuesday, Sandeep Yadav, a resident of Sarfabad village in Sector 73, knowledgeable police round 12.30 pm that his toddler son was taking part in outdoors the home however went lacking after 9 am.

“Later he acquired a name from kidnappers who demanded some cash in change of the kid and threatened to kill the toddler in any other case. An FIR was instantly lodged on the native Sector 49 police station and a probe launched,” Extra Commissioner of Police (Crime) Shriparna Ganguly mentioned.

“The police instantly acquired cracking on the case and inside an hour acquired an enter that the kid has been discovered deserted in a park close to Sector 51 metro station. The kid was recovered safely,” police mentioned, including that Crime Department and SWAT groups have been engaged on the case.

Additional police investigation, nevertheless, revealed that the kidnapping was deliberate by Piyush Yadav (20), the toddler’s cousin. He had roped in two of his pals for the job and helped them choose the kid up from outdoors the home on Tuesday morning.

“The police have been initially questioning if the kidnapping was accomplished by a gang however you’d be shocked to know that it was the cousin of the sufferer who had plotted this crime. The plan was made randomly by them once they have been considering of how to make fast and straightforward cash,” police mentioned. 

Throughout interrogation, Piyush instructed the police that he had taken the kid outdoors their dwelling on the pretext of taking part in on Tuesday morning. Quickly his partners-in-crime arrived on a bike and he handed over the kid to them. Piyush returned dwelling and knowledgeable the household that the kid had gone lacking.

“As soon as the kid’s father acquired the ransom name, he knowledgeable the police. Seeing the police swinging into motion, Piyush known as up his companions and knowledgeable them concerning the matter getting severe and so they realised they may very well be in hassle,” the officer mentioned.

“In lower than an hour for the reason that name to the police, the abductors introduced the kid and left him in a park close to Sector 51 metro station and the police have been tipped off about his presence there,” she added.

One of many two pals concerned within the kidnapping, Zubair (18), has been arrested whereas search is on for the opposite, she mentioned.

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