Bihar boy’s kidnap triggers protest

November 12th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Patna, Nov 12 (IANS) Residents of Darbhanga district in Bihar took to the streets after a 14-year-old boy was kidnapped at gunpoint Wednesday morning, police said.Rupam Kumar, a class 12 student, was kidnapped on his way to school in Darbhanga, about 200 km from here. He is a student of DAV Public School.

Kumar, the son of a businessman, is feared to have been kidnapped for ransom.

The residents protested after the news of the kidnap sent shock waves in Darbhanga. They demanded that the police recover Kumar safely.

Darbhanga Superintendent of Police Pankaj Darad said: “The police have swung into action. All roads that lead to the city’s outskirts have been sealed and a search operation is on. We are hopeful that we will recover the child soon.”

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