New Delhi, Jan 25: A student was dragged out of school bus and kidnapped by two unidentified men in Shreshtha Vihar area on Thursday morning. The bike-borne assailants stopped the bus and shot at driver before taking the student away. The driver is critically injured and taken to a nearby hospital. Also Read - Man Undergoes Lung Transplant in Delhi, First Such Surgery on Post-COVID Patient in North India

The nursery student was studying in Vivekananda school. Around 25 children were on the bus when the kidnappers stopped it at Dilshad Garden. The incident happened around 8 AM near IBHAS hospital. Eyewitnesses said the men were on a black bike and fled towards UP with the child. Also Read - Delhi Chalo: Are Autos, Taxis Going Off Roads In National Capital? Autorickshaw Union Clears Doubts

The abduction bid came at a time when security has been tightened ahead of Republic Day celebration on January 26. Further details are awaited. Also Read - Delhi Government Caps Price of RT-PCR Test by Private Labs at Rs 800