Four persons allegedly involved in the kidnapping of a 11-year-old boy were on Thursday killed in an encounter with police and special task force (STF) on the outskirts of the city and the boy was rescued, a senior police officer said.

“Four persons were killed in an encounter in Malihabad area and the kidnapped boy Gaurav Mishra was rescued,” Senior Superintendent of Police Prem Prakash said.

Gaurav, a class seven student of CMS school here, was kidnapped by his driver Surendra Yadav and his three accomplices from Aliganj area on Wednesday, police said, adding the driver was among the four killed in the encounter.

The kidnappers had telephoned Gaurav’s uncle Shivanand Mishra and demanded a ransom of Rs 1.5 crore, they said, adding that the call was traced to Sitapur in the state.

The SSP said that during a joint operation police and STF tracked down the location of the kidnappers in Malihabad area.

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