Police rescued a seven-year-old boy who was kidnapped six days ago in the village of Almaspur in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh by his cousin and two of his accomplices, after a shootout that left both sides with bullet injuries, authorities said today.
Police rescued Vansh (7) from a brick kiln on the outskirts of the village last night, but not before trading fire with the kidnappers, one of whom, Mohit, was the mastermind of the operation, along with two of his friends – Deepak and Sunil Kumar.
The three of them and two police officers, Harvinder and Sonu, were injured in the gunfight.
According to New Mandi Police Station SHO Anil Kaparvan, police received a tip that the child was being held in a brick kiln outside the village.
It then dispatched a team to rescue the child who was abducted six days ago while on his way to college.
A kidnapping sum of Rs 10 lakh was demanded from Vansh’s father Sonu by Mohit, who had kidnapped his young cousin.
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