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Boy traced in Khammam district

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Kidnappers abandon Rohit at Tekulapally and disappear



POOR LITTLE BOY: Rohit being examined by Khammam Superintendent of Police D. S. Chouhan at his office on Wednesday night.

HYDERABAD: A day after kidnapping little Rohit from Madhapur in the city, his abductors abandoned him at Tekulapally village in Khammam district on Wednesday relieving his parents and relatives of trauma and agony.

The three-and-a-half-year-old boy was running temperature when two persons, travelling in a blue Indica car, handed him over to a passer-by Vankudothu Ravinder at Sant Dantulal temple on the outskirts of Tekulapally around noon. “The strangers told me their car tyre got punctured and requested me to carry the boy for a few minutes,” Tekulapalli Circle Inspector B. Janardhan quoted Ravinder as saying.

Engineering student

Even as Ravinder, an engineering student, took the boy in his arms, the duo sped away in their car and never returned. As Rohit was unable to speak and had high fever, the student took the boy to a nearby hospital hoping the strangers would return. Meanwhile, some locals recognised the boy as Rohit having seen his photograph in newspapers and on television. Around 4.30 p.m, they rang up the Inspector of Police who contacted the boy’s father G. Ravinder Reddy over phone. “The moment I heard the voice, I could recognise it was my little Rohit,” an overwhelmed Reddy told reporters later. As he explained the identification marks, the Inspector examined the boy and made sure he was the kidnapped Rohit.

It was celebration time back home at Rohit’s residence in Golden Tulip Estates of Madhapur. The joy of Rohit’s mother Lalasa, who almost fainted in the morning, knew no bounds. After learning about her tiny tot’s abduction on Tuesday evening, Ms. Lalasa, a software engineer, neither slept nor ate. As mystery shrouded the motive behind the kidnap, Rohit’s mother got tense over the fate of her son running high fever and made a fervent appeal to the abductors through the media to administer medicines to him.

“Please give medicines to my son. We will meet all your demands,” she requested them.

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