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Four arrested for abducting 4-year-old boy in Rajasthan

Press Trust of India  |  Kota (Raj) 

Four persons were arrested for allegedly abducting a minor and demanding a ransom of Rs 10 lakh for his release in Jhalawar district, police said today.

Two of the accused are distant relatives of the four- year-old boy, who rescued by police from a house where he was held captive, police said.

Armaan, was abducted from Pedawa town yesterday when he was returning home from school.

The abductors Aabid, Ashif, Govind and Mali, then, demanded a ransom Rs 10 lakh from his father over the phone, following which he filed a complaint with the police.

"We deployed police teams to trace the abductors," sub inspector of Pedawa police station Mansiram Vishnoi said.

"All the four accused in their 20s were arrested in this connection," the SI said.

The accused told the police that they carried out the abduction to get a huge amount of money to lead a luxurious life, he said.

"Further interrogation is underway. The accused would be produced before the later in the day today," Vishnoi said.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 15:57 IST