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Kidnapped student released

Kokrajhar, Dec. 31: Sanju Sen, 8, a student of Class III of Don Bosco School, Bengtol, was released today by abductors near Bhur river along Ripu reserve forest, bordering Bhutan.

Sanju was kidnapped by unidentified men at gunpoint from Deosri under Runikhata police station in Chirang district last evening.

Sources said the boy was released after the family paid Rs 30,000 demanded by the kidnappers. Family members, however, refused to say anything on the matter.

Local people carried out a search after the boy was whisked away. They also blocked the road this morning to protest against the kidnapping and police inaction.

Sanju’s father Sankar owns a small grocery shop at Deosri.