Alappuzha south police arrested Vedagirissan, 32, a native of Tamil Nadu, on charges of attempting to abduct a seven-year-old boy in Alappuzha on Thursday.

The police said that Vedagirissan attempted to kidnap Amal, son of Udayan of Muhamma in the district. According to the complaint by the boy’s family, when child was going to a shop from his uncle’s house, the accused asked him get into a sack. Sensing danger, Amala escaped from the spot.However, the police said that Vedagirissan could be mentally unstable.