Amid fear and panic in the air with loved ones getting abducted in broad daylight, the rescue of a missing child brought smiles yesterday.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) tracked down an abducted six-year old, Mizan, in Faridpur and arrested four of the abductors, 15 days after Mizan was kidnapped.
Mizan was abducted from his home in Jurain by a friend of his aunt, said police high-ups at a press briefing at DMP Media Centre yesterday.
On April 14, Mizan was drawn out of his house by his aunt's friend Joy Mohamamd Sujon.
Sujon gave Mizan Tk 20 and told him to go to a friend of his waiting outside the house, who will buy him a toy gun. The friend, an accomplice in the abduction named Rasel, took Mizan to Tongi under the guise of taking him out to buy toys, said Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner of DMP's media wing.
The criminals demanded a ransom of Tk 10 lakh to be sent via bKash. Mizan told reporters that the abductors treated him well.
Talking to journalists, Mizan's mother Mosammat Shaju said, “I got a call from them on April 22, almost eight days after my son's disappearance. The voice on the other end belonged to Rasel, calling up my mother around noon asking for the ransom.”
“They had taken the child to Boalmari in Faridpur. That is where we found him in a raid on Tuesday,” said the DC.
The four arrested are Rasel, Sujon, aunt Mosammat Rahima and one Mohammad Shafiqul Islam.