Simulia police on Friday detained three persons for kidnapping a minor at Chhatrapur village in Balasore district.
The accused have been identified as Dinabandhu Das, Tapas Das and Rukmani Das of Chhatrapur village.
According to the victim Dinesh Sethi, who belongs to the same village, he was lured and then kidnapped by the miscreants.
“Rukmani told me that my mother is beating me all the time. He promised me better accommodation and took me to her house in the evening. When I reached her house, he tied my hands and legs and hid me in a separate room," said Dinesh.
"They were planning to sell me for Rs 5 lakh. When my missing news spread in social media, one of Rukmani’s acquaintances dropped me near my house," he added.
After coming to know everything from Dinesh, villagers caught hold of the three accused and handed them over to police.