Ghaziabad, Sep 17 (PTI) Two persons have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping a 11-year-old boy for Rs 10 lakh ransom earlier this month, the police said today.

They were arrested from the Bhopura intersection here last night after an encounter in which a police officer and one of the accused was injured, Senior Superintendent of Police H N Singh said.

The third person accused in the case managed to escape and a man hunt has been launched to nab him, the officer said.

“Sunil, who was injured in the firing, has confessed to the crime. He and senior sub-inspector Jitender Singh have been hospitalised,” the SSP said.

The boy was kidnapped on September 7 for Rs 10 lakh ransom and was rescued the following day. The accused then had managed to escape, Singh said.

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