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IT officer's son abducted for ransom: Police

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

An officer's son has allegedly been abducted from the city and the abductors have demanded a ransom of Rs 50 lakh for his safe return, the police said today.

The victim, a 19-year-old second year student of automobile engineering, had left his house at Ullala on his new motorbike at 6.30 pm on September 12, telling his parents that he was going to meet his friends.

However, when he did not return home till 8.30 pm, his parents got worried. They informed the police and a case was registered.

"The boy's mother called him many times but the calls went unanswered. Today, his parents and sister received a WhatsApp video fromhis mobile phone, in which the boy is seen asking them to arrange Rs 50 lakh towards his ransom," said a police officer associated with the investigation.

The location of the boy's mobile phone had been traced, he added.

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First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 20:28 IST