A minor boy and a girl were reportedly kidnapped from different areas of the city within 24 hours of Monday and Tuesday. Cops have launched a massive search to trace the kids and the accused kidnappers.
In the first incident, a 15-year old boy named Viraj, son of Subhash Pralhad Kamble (45), resident of Somalwada, Nagpur, was dropped at Jupiter High School, Savarkar Nagar around 11 am on Tuesday. However, Viraj neither went to school nor returned home even after lapse of a considerable time. Panicked by the development, his father Subhash and other relatives scanned all possible places to trace the missing Viraj but could not succeed. Finally, a missing complaint was lodged with Dhantoli Police Station.
Dhantoli PSI Pawar, following the Supreme Court directives that if any minor girl or boy goes missing then the case should be treated as that of kidnapping, registered an offence under Section 363 of the IPC and has launched massive hunt to trace the 15-year old missing Viraj.
In the second incident, a 21-year old boy Akshay Devanand Bokde, resident of Savitribai Phule Nagar, Ajni abducted a 14-year old girl by luring her with marriage promise and took her to an undisclosed place at about 7.30 pm on Monday. Based on a complaint lodged by the girl’s father, Ajni API Shejul has booked the accused Akshay Bokde under Section 363 of the IPC and searching him and the girl.
The reported kidnapping of Viraj has brought memories of Yug Chandak kidnapping case alive. Yug, son of a reputed doctor, was kidnapped from near his home after coming from school for ransom. However, Yug was later murdered by the kidnappers and his body dumped on the outskirts of Nagpur. Both the abductors were arrested.