Staff Reporter

Spotted near a private industrial unit in Manali "By working out modalities, we can solve the problem easily"

CHENNAI: A five-year-old boy, who was reportedly missing for the last couple of days, returned home on Thursday afternoon.

Police said that when the victim did not return home, anxious parents searched and preferred a complaint with the police.

A case of kidnap was registered and a hunt was on to trace the boy.

Joint Commissioner of Police (North) M. Ravi said that the boy was spotted near a private industrial unit in Manali and "When we questioned him, he was able to identify the person who had kidnapped him. We will soon nab the accused."

A team had been formed to monitor such persons and would come under police scanner, he warned.

Commissioner of Police Letika Saran told reporters that parents and schools should ensure that the children, who went to school in private vehicle, returned home in the vehicle operated by the same person. Efforts on the part of parents and schools and awareness campaign by the media would certainly prevent such cases of kidnap or missing of children.

There may be practical difficulties in implementing the idea by the schools, but by working out modalities, we can solve the problem, she added.

T. Nagar robbery

Ms Saran said that special teams had obtained more information about the gang, which snatched away 6.5 kg of gold from a bullion merchant in T. Nagar on Monday.

"We are questioning some suspects in Pulianthope and Washermenpet areas," she added.