Punjab

Clinic employee arrested for kidnapping child for ransom

July 17, 2017 04:30 AM

Ludhiana: An assistant of a doctor, along with an accomplice, kidnapped the two-yea-old grandson of his employer in Chet Singh Nagar, Gill Road, on Saturday for ransom.

However, Ludhiana police nabbed him and his accomplice within three hours.

They were identified as Munna Lal, the doctor's assitant, and his accomplice man Kumar. City police commissioner Dhoke said Dr Heera Lal RN Dhoke said Dr Heera Lal of Chet Singh Nagar had informed the police that his assistant Munna of Giaspura and and his two-year-old grandson Bachhitar had been missing since noon. Munnal Lal had taken Bacchitar along with him to play outside at around 12noon. Bacchitter had come to his maternal grandfather's house on Friday with his mother Sonia.Later, the doctor received a call at around 12.30pm from an unknown person, who claimed to have kidnapped his grandson and Munna. The caller also said he would call up again.

Dhoke, who also visited the doctor's house after the complaint, said separate police teams were formed immediately to recover the child, and their counterparts were also informed in the surrounding districts. The police could trace the location of the accused to a hotel in Phillaur through his mobile phone.CCTV cameras from Ludhiana to Phillaur were also scanned, in which the accused had been captured.

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