A 12-year-old boy who was allegedly kidnapped in Uttar Pradesh and brought to Mumbai managed to escape his captors at Dadar Railway station. The boy, who could not figure out where to go after that, was spotted by patrolling railway policemen, who took him to the police station and subsequently reunited him with his family.
According to Dadar Railway police officials, the boy was seen walking on platform no. 6 of Dadar Railway station on Friday afternoon by police constables Dinesh Sawant and Vijay Shinde.
They took him to the police station, where he was given water and food, after which police asked him of his whereabouts.
“The boy told that he was a resident of Jhansi in UP and was on his way to his classmate’s residence on September 8 when four men forced him into a black car. The men, according to the boy, brought him to Kalyan by road and then to Dadar by train, where he managed to slip out of their custody. However, he got lost at the station,” said a Railway Police spokesperson.
The Dadar Railway police then contacted the boy’s family in Jhansi, who confirmed that he had been kidnapped, and that they had also filed a complaint to the local police station. The railwya police subsequently contacted the Bazaar Police Station in UP, who confirmed that there was a kidnapping complaint with the boy as the victim.
“The boy’s parents gave us contact numbers of some relatives living in Mumbai and we contacted them. They took the boy home and have now left for UP to reunite him with his parents. The Bazaar police will be conducting further inquiries into the matter,” said an officer with the Dadar Railway Police. Railway Police Commissioner R K Singhal confirmed the incident.