Staff Reporter

VISAKHAPATNAM: In a major breakthrough, the city police traced the three-year-old boy kidnapped on Friday within 24 hours.

Special parties set up were not only successful in nabbing Vinod Kumar (20), a school dropout who allegedly abducted Anuroop studying in Daffodils School, Marripalem, but also rescued the boy from a stationary coach at Marripalem railway halt on Saturday.

Incidentally, Vinod Kumar, who demanded a ransom of Rs.10 lakhs, was a student of the boy's father Ramana who runs a school. Anuroop was given biscuits by the kidnapper in the morning.Mr. Kaumudi told The Hindu that they could trace the boy in a record time despite their pre-occupation with the MLC elections.