Wayward financial deals behind Kollam abduction case, one more nabbed


Kollam: One more person has been nabbed in connection with the attempted abduction of a 14-year-old boy near Kottiyam in Kerala's Kollam district.

The arrested is Saif (37), a native of Thazhuthala and a physiotherapist. He is the neighbour of the boy's mother Sheeja.

According to Manorama News, Saif hired a gang to recover the money that Sheeja had borrowed from his mother Shailabivi.

It is reported that he paid the gang Rs 1 lakh for their 'services'. The boy is Ashik, son of Manzil Azad and Sheeja from Kannanallur in Kollam.

The gang that reached in two cars to Sheeja's house sedated the boy using chloroform while his parents were away.

Though the boy's sister and a neighbour put up a fight to prevent the gang from kidnapping the boy, they were knocked down.

The gang had planned to take the boy to Marthandam in Tamil Nadu before asking the family for a ransom.

Fortunately, in a quick and coordinated move by the police teams from Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram districts, the gang was stopped at Parassala.

Police rescued the boy just 15 metres away from the Tamil Nadu border.

Police on Wednesday arrested one of the gang members Biju, a native of Kanyakumari's Kattathurai.

Police said they have interrogated the boy's mother as well.

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