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Kidnapped boy rescued in filmy style in Bengaluru, four held

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Press Trust of India Bengaluru
A five-year-old boy, allegedly abducted for a ransom, was rescued by police who shot at and injured the kidnapper following a hot chase, police said today.

The boy, Chandan was rescued two days after a four-member gang led by a notorious criminal kidnapped him here and demanded a ransom of Rs 35 lakh, they said.

All the four including Divya Teja, who was injured in shooting were arrested.

Acting on a complaint from the boy's father, police launched a manhunt and tracked one of the gang members, who revealed that mastermind Divyateja was driving with the child in his car towards Kengeri.

Immediately, police chased down the vehicle at a secluded place and intercepted it.

Police said, in order to escape, Divyateja pulled out a machete and tried to attack them.

"In self-defense, we opened two rounds of fire.. One of the bullets hit his right leg and he collapsed on the ground," the police said in a press release.

The accused was then shifted to Victoria Hospital, where he is undergoing treatment.

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First Published: Jan 30 2018 | 4:00 PM IST

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