Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: A 10-year-old boy has been rescued from the clutches of dacoits in Rajasthan by a team of the Special Staff of the South-West Delhi Police.

Ransom demanded

Tarun, a resident of Rajapuri in Dabri, was kidnapped from outside his home on March 5. The matter was reported to the police and a kidnapping case was registered. On March 12, the family received a ransom call and the caller sought Rs.3 crore for safe release of the boy. Taking up investigation, the police arrested six persons in a span of three days in March.

The accused purportedly told the police that they had sold off the boy to Chandan Singh, a dacoit, in Chambal in Madhya Pradesh.

The police received a tip-off on Friday that the boy was in the forests of Sikandarpur village in Rajasthan. They mounted a raid in the area with the help of the local police in the early hours of Saturday. When the police challenged the dacoits, they fled leaving the boy behind.