Police yesterday rescued a nine-year-old boy from Manikganj, five days after he had been abducted from Karnapara in Savar.
The law enforcers also arrested three people for their alleged involvement in kidnapping Estefaq, a student of a local madrasa living at Karnapara with his family.
The arrestees -- identified as Habu Miah (40), Badsha (34) and Karim Byapari -- hail from Manikganj, confirmed Saiful Islam, inspector (investigation) of Savar Model Police Station, to The Daily Star.
A police team rescued the boy in a drive at Nabagram Bengur village in Manikganj, in cooperation with Rab-4 and Manikganj police around 4am, said the inspector.
Savar Model Police Station Sub-inspector Hamidur Rahman said the arrestees abducted Estefaq around 11am on Friday after enticing him to give him a pet bird. Later, they demanded Tk 1 lakh as ransom from his family over phone, he said.
"Following a GD filed by the family, we started investigation and were able to rescue him," said the SI. All accused confessed to their involvement during primary interrogation, said the police officer.