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UPSC aspirant held for kidnapping minor to pay off debts

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A UPSC aspirant has been arrested for allegedly a minor from northeast Delhi's area and demanding to pay off his debts, police said today.

The accused, Asif (27), was inspired by Bollywood films and used to recited dialogues from films while making the calls, they said.

Saifi, who completed his MTech, was preparing for the He was in debt. He had borrowed Rs 4-5 lakh to pay a man who had promised him a government job. The man, however, cheated him, police said.

Desperate to make money, befriended the 5-year-old victim and found out the phone number of the child's father.

The accused one day took away the child and kept him in a shanty. He used to make calls to the child's parents from borrowed phones, police said.

was finally arrested from Dadri in yesterday, they said, adding the child was rescued.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 21:55 IST