Child abductor arrested, motive was ransom

Cuttack: The Commissionerate police on Tuesday rescued standard five student of DPS Kalinga School Abdul Rehman, a resident of Nimasahi, three days after he was kidnapped by a man quite well known to his family. The abductor Sheikh Zulfiquar alias Badal was arrested by the police from Khurda and has confessed that he had kidnapped Abdul for a ransom of Rs 11 lakh.

The police of course had to make very littele effort as it was an open and shut case. Right from the beginning it was obvious that none other than Badal was the lone suspect. It was November 20. Abdul had gone to his tution classes at Friends Colony. It was none other than Badal, a neighbour of Sheikh Usman Haq who had gone to drop him at the tution. It was Badal again offered himself to pick up Abdul from his classes around ten in the night on theat ill-fated night. But neither Abdul nor Badal returned raising tension in Haq`s family. Finally, Abdul`s parents went to the Purighat police station and lodged a named FIR against Badal.

Badal meanwhile had called up Sheikh Usman Haq and demanded Rs. 11 lakh for Abdul`s release. The Cuttack city police started tracking the mobile bumber of Abdula and he was traced to Saradhapur near Khurda. Abdul walked into the police trap easily. The case was solved and Abdul was handed over to his parents.

The police said that Badal was a histroy-sheeter. His wife too had played a crucial role in the kidnapping of Abdul. Badal, police said, had previously duped Rs. 5 lakh from two persons of Brahmabarada of Jajpur impersonating as an insurance agent. Both Badal and his wife would now for some days at least coo their heels in the Choudwar jail.