Police to fast track Chennai boy abduction case

Thursday, November 4, 2010

CHENNAI - Following the arrest of two engineering graduates Wednesday in connection with the kidnapping of a 14-year-old boy, the city police is taking necessary actions to impound their passport as well as fast track the case.

According to the police, impounding their passports is essential so that they do not flee the country once they get bail.

The duo has been remanded to judicial custody and is lodged in Puzhul jail here. The police will also seek the court’s permission to keep R. Vijaykumar and K. Prabhu under their custody.

Keerthivasan, a Class 9 student of DAV School here, was kidnapped Monday evening.

The boy’s father Ramesh, a businessman, got a call asking for Rs.3 crore in exchange for the safe return of his son.

The police were under pressure to ensure Keerthivasan’s safe release as two school children were killed by abductors in Coimbatore Sunday.

The ransom was reduced to Rs.1 crore after negotiations and Tuesday afternoon the abductors dropped the boy near his residence on a motorcycle and collected the amount.

The bike’s registration number was noted when the cloth covering the number plate fell down.

The police traced the vehicle and found it to be registered in Vijaykumar’s name who was arrested from his house — much to the shock of his parents. Subsequently, Prabhu was also arrested.

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