New Delhi, Sep 30 (PTI) A man was arrested for allegedly kidnapping his friend’s three-year-old son and demanding a ransom of Rs 7 lakh, police said Sunday. Also Read - Sand laden dumper overturns crushing three of a family to death

The man had kidnapped the child to recover a due of Rs 2 lakh from the boy’s father, Chinmoy Biswal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Southeast, said. Also Read - Pulwama attack: Protests, candle marches continue in Delhi for third day

Sahroj Alam (43) was arrested from Moradabad and the child was also rescued from there, they said. Also Read - Pulwama attack fallout: Kashmiri students in Delhi fear for their security

Based on a complaint filed by the boy’s father, a case was registered on September 29, police said.

The father alleged that Alam took his son and also demanded a ransom of Rs 7 lakh, Biswal said.

He said Alam had given 24 hours to the complainant to pay the ransom at Moradabad.

He was arrested from Jahid Nagar in Moradabad and when he tried to escape from his brother’s house, Biswal said.

During interrogation, the accused told police that he worked as a labour supply agent for the complainant, he said.

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