The Moga police on Sunday arrested a man for kidnapping a six-year-old boy from Ramganj on April 5. The boy,Manjit Singh Nikku a resident of Sardar Nagar was also recovered and handed over to his parents.
The arrested person has been identified as Chalu Ram of Kothan Marhian in Partapgarh (Uttar Pradesh),who was also a sorcerer, SHO Ravinder Singh of South City police station said.
After the boy went missing on April 5,his father Ramesh Kumar lodged a complaint with the police alleging that Nikku had gone to the aaganwari centre but did not return.
Chalu Ram had bought a railway ticket for Ludhiana from Moga railway station. But when he reached near Mullanpur Dakha with Nikku,the boy started weeping. Suspicious,passers-by started beating him up and called the police, SHO Ravinder Singh said.