Rattled by the kidnapping of Yug, an eight-year old son of eminent dentist Dr Mukesh Chandak, Nagpur police have launched a massive hunt to trace the boy and abductors as well. As part of this hunt, squads of Detection Branch (DB) have been dispatched outside the city, probably to neighbouring States, and a dragnet has been spread. Yug was kidnapped from outside his house in broad day light on Monday. Till now the cops are groping in dark as the pinpointing clue has been eluding them.
Cops on tenterhooks:
Meanwhile, city police, who are finding themselves on tenterhooks, confirmed the kidnapping for ransom only and a demand of Rs 10 crore has been made. Police suspect the kidnapper to be known persons. On Tuesday, the Commissioner of Police K K Pathak and Joint Commissioner of Police Anup Kumar Singh held a meeting with all Deputy Commissioners, Assistant Commissioners, and Police Inspectors of all Police Stations aimed at leaving no stone unturned to rescue Yug from the clutches of abductors. Similarly, DCPs Abhinash Kumar, Ishu Sindhu, Nirmala Devi, Bharat Tangde, Sanjay Latkar and Sunil Kolhe spared no efforts to trace the boy. But the success appears to be nowhere in sight.
Mother’s health worsens:
On Monday, at about 4 pm, an unidentified youth riding an Activa arrived near Yug’s residence situated in Guru Vanadana Apartment near Chhapru Nagar square. When Yug de-boarded the school bus he went to the security guard and handed over his school bag to him and then ran towards the youth and sat pillion on Activa. However, when Yug failed to return to home even after two hours, his mother started making calls to school. Panic set in when the school informed her about Yug boarding school bus and dropping him at house. The security guard also informed her of Yug coming to him and handing over his school bag. The guard also told her about Yug going with a youth on Activa. After hearing the entire episode, mother of Yug went in shock and was inconsolable. Her health has reportedly been worsening with each passing minute.
Abductors call from PCO in South Nagpur:
The police are scanning lodges, vacant buildings, and other suspected places where they can trace Yug. But till now, success has eluded them Sources said that when Dr Chandak was at police station to file his son’s missing report, he got a call from an unidentified number on his cell. The voice on the other end asked Dr. Chandak to cough up Rs 10 crore or be ready to face the consequences. The caller also threatened Dr. Chandak against moving to police station. It has been confirmed that two calls were made from a PCO in South Nagpur. Cops are trying to trace the call.