Bhatkal: Uttara Kannada Superintendent of Police Dr. Suman D. Pennekar on Monday assured the people of Bhatkal that there was no need to panic after the sensational kidnapping case of a kid on Saturday and added that the case was purely of personal enmity.
The district police chief on Monday called a press conference at her office in Karwar and confirmed that the child was abducted due to the personal enmity of his father. She further confirmed that the maternal uncle of the child was the mastermind of the crime and that he had some final transactions with the father of the child to resolve.
“The accused, identified as Enayatullah Ishaqi, is based in Saudi Arabia. He had few unresolved financial transactions with the father of the abducted child, to create pressure on the father to pay his dues, the accused conspired the crime.” The SP said during the press conference.
“Five police teams were formed to investigate the case. The child has been rescued, he was found at Calangute Beach in Goa. We have arrested one person in the case. He has been identified as Anees, a resident of Bhatkal.” She further said.
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She also urged people to not trigger panic on social media during such cases and to co-operate with people.
“A social media stir was created following the crime and people were worried about their kids and were hesitant of sending their kids out of their homes. There is no need to panic as this was purely a case of family’s personal enmity.” She added.
On Saturday, a child was abducted from the Bunder Road area in the town. The CCTV footage of the abduction was then widely shared across social media platforms creating a state of panic amongst locals.
In the video, the abductors were seen bundling the child in a van before making their way out of the town limits. The kid was then found at Calangute Beach in Goa.