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12-year-old escapes from kidnappers

A 12-year-old boy residing with his family at Mira Road managed to escape from three kidnappers on Tuesday.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai |
July 15, 2009 3:59:00 am

A 12-year-old boy residing with his family at Mira Road managed to escape from three kidnappers on Tuesday. The boy,Dikshay Shinde,was on his way to school when the incident took place. The police have registered a case of kidnapping.

Senior Police Inspector Mukund Mahajan of the Mira Road police station said,“Dikshay told us in his statement that on Tuesday around 6.15 am,when he was on his way to the Sardar Vallabhbhai Vidyalaya,three men came in a Maruti Omni and forced him into the car. They then drove the vehicle towards south Mumbai. After dropping one of the kidnappers there,the other two men drove the car towards the Gateway of India and then to Nalasopara.” When they reached Nalasopara railway station,one of the kidnappers got a call. They parked the car to attend the call. Dikshay took advantage of this and managed to flee. He reached the railway station from where he got into a train to Vasai. He reached Vasai at around 12 noon.

“On reaching Vasai,Dikshay approached GRP personnel,who in turn contacted the boy’s father,Vinod Shinde,who runs a private tourist bus business. Later,the GRP personnel handed Dikshay over to his father. Soon,Dikshay with his father went to the Mira Road police station and registered a complaint,” said Mahajan.

Dikshay said,“They asked my name and slapped me when I refused to tell it. They opened my bag to search for my parents’ contact numbers. At one point of time,I saw the Gateway of India. When we reached Nalasopara,they parked the vehicle near the railway station,from where I managed to escape.”

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Asked about the kidnappers’ appearances,Dikshay said they were between late 30’s and early 40’s. According to him,the accused were in jeans and T-shirts. “Two kidnappers were named Fardeen and Imran. I came to know it from their conversation over the phone. Though they were talking to each other in Hindi,they talked to me in English,” said Diskhay. However,some of the investigators have expressed scepticism after hearing the story.

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