Mumbai, Oct. 21 -- The Kandivli police solved a kidnapping case involving a seven-year-old boy within four hours of the incident being reported. The police rescued Ajay Prajapati, a Class 1 student, in the wee hours of Saturday and arrested two persons, including a woman. Police said civil contractor Saeed Ali Chaudhari, 22, kidnapped Ajay from KD Compound in Kandivli (W) around 8.30pm on Friday, when Ajay was watching a garba function held near his residence. Chaudhari, who resides opposite Ajay's house, offered to take him to a bigger garba pandal. When Ajay agreed, Chaudhari took him to his lover's residence at Dahisar instead.
"Around 9.30pm, Chaudhari called Ajay's father Ramsagar demanding Rs5 lakh. He threatened to kill Ajay if the money was arranged in two days' time," said Sunil Paraskar, additional commissioner of police, North region.
"I suspected it to be a prank call, but when I could not find Ajay for a couple of hours, I approached the police at 1.30am," Ramsagar told HT. Chaudhari was tracked down with the help of the mobile number, which he was using for the last 10 days, and was arrested from his Kandivli residence. "Chaudhari said Ajay was at his paramour Nafisa Shaikh's residence. At 5.30am, our team reached Ganpat Patil Nagar and rescued Ajay after arresting Nafisa," Paraskar said.
The police said that Chaudhari, who himself has a 15-day-old son, had an extra-marital affair with Nafisa who had parted ways with her husband and was residing with her three-year-old daughter. Senior inspector of Kandivli police station, Hareshwar Pimple, said: "Chaudhari required money to support Nafisa and her daughter." Pimple added that Ramsagar had a fight with Chaudhari around three months ago, which might have led to Chaudhari targeting Ramsagar's son.
Published by HT Syndication with permission from Hindustan Times.