NEW DELHI: A 41-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping a 15-month-old child of his business partner and seeking ransom. The boy has been rescued.

Maya Pandey of Punjabi Bagh lodged a complaint with the police on Wednesday saying that a distant relative of the family, Choplal, had kidnapped her minor son a day ago. The complainant said Choplal came to meet them in the evening and took away the boy when she went to take a bath. She said he rang her up in the morning and demanded Rs.1 lakh in ransom for the boy’s release. The police arrested Choplal in the evening when he came to collect ransom money near a railway level crossing in Holambi Kalan.

During interrogation, he purportedly told the police that Kishan had not been paying him his due share in the business, so he hatched a plan to kidnap Kishan’s son and seek ransom.