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Police today rescued a 5-year-old boy who was abducted from a school bus on Republic Day eve. One kidnapper shot dead during the encounter between police and accused in Ghaziabad, an official said.
On the basis of a tip-off to Crime Branch team, a trap was conducted during which Rehan was rescued in the early hours in a residential area on the Loni border, a Crime Branch official said.
While the shoot-out, one of the kidnappers, Ravi was killed and his workmate Pankaj had injuries on his leg. The third, Nitin, was arrested and no injuries to the police were noticed, he said.
The boy was kidnapped on January 25 from a school bus near the GTB Enclave in Shahdara by two bike-borne persons who had also shot and injured the driver when he tried to stop them.
The accused had also demanded a ransom from the boy's father, the official said.
The case was transferred to the Crime Branch from the local police by the Commissioner after they failed to rescue the child.
(With agency inputs)