Birgunj, November 6
Ten days after his abduction, Parsa police rescued a 14-year-old boy today. Police opened fire and arrested the person involved in kidnapping.
Police personnel in plainclothes had to open fire at Raj Kumar Dash, who was trying to escape after taking ransom of Rs 1.2 million from abducted boy’s father at gunpoint. He was arrested from Sirsiya Khalwatole of Birgunj Metropolitan City at around 1:15pm, said Superintendent of Police Somendra Singh Rathaur at District Police Office, Parsa.
Police had rescued the kidnapped teenager alive with support from Raxaul’s Haraiya Police Post based on the information provided by Dash, said SP Rathaur. “We cannot disclose the name of the freed teenager as he is a minor,” added SP Rathaur.
Dash, a resident of Sonbari in Pokhariya Municipality, Parsa, has received a bullet below his knee. He is undergoing treatment at Birgunj-based Narayani Hospital.
Police have seized one motorbike bearing Indian number plate, a pistol and five rounds of bullets from the incident site. Amjad Khan’s 14-year-old son was kidnapped from Banepa on October 27. Khan has been working as a mason in Banepa for the past two decades. He has been living in Banepa of Kavre with his family though he is originally from Birgunj’s Sirsiya.
At a press meet organised on the premises of District Police Office, Parsa, today, Amjad said his son was abducted while he was on the way to Birgunj from Banepa. “The kidnapper through a phone call said that my son was abducted,” Amjad said.
According to Khan, the kidnapper had demanded Rs 1.5 million as ransom from him. “I told him that I could not give the ransom and the kidnapper called me after two days and demanded Rs 1.2 million,” he said. He had reported to Banepa and Parsa Police about the incident.
As per the police plan, Khan had reached the place with the bag full of papers instead of cash. “They came on the motorbike, opened fire and tried to seize the bag. I fell on the road. At the same time, police opened fire and took the main culprit under control,” Khan said.
A version of this article appears in print on November 07, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.