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Cops pull off rescue mission, child safe

A two-and-a-half-year-old child, abducted nearly a fortnight ago from Kathmandu on May 27, was recovered from Rupahara village late on Monday night, around 26km northeast of Motihari.

The child was recovered following a confession by one Dinesh Singh of Bhelwa village, a history-sheeter. He was picked up by the Nepal police on Monday evening.

According to sources, Dinesh had sent a domestic help to the scrap merchant in Kathmandu, who helped him in the abduction. The merchant was in the need of a help.

East Champaran superintendent of police (SP) Vinay Kumar confirmed the safe recovery of the child, Bittu Yadav, from Rupahara village in a joint raid conducted by the East Champaran police and Nepal police.

Bittu is the son of a Kathmandu-based scrap merchant, Rakesh Choudhary. He was recovered from a roadside brick kiln near the village. The boy’s abductors had demanded Rs 1.5 crore for his release, sources said.

The Nepal police team was led by the SP of Bara district, Ishwar Babu Karki, while forces from Ghorasahan, Dhaka and Shikarganj police stations in East Champaran were led by the Sikrahna deputy SP, Jai Narain Choudhary.

According to Jai Narain, the police have heaved a sigh of relief with the arrest of Dinesh who had become a challenge for the police.

For the past many years, he was absconding and was wanted in several districts in over two dozen serious criminal cases, the officer said.

Bittu and Dinesh were later taken to Nepal by the Bara police, the Sikrahna deputy SP added.

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