A 14-year-old boy from Telangana, who managed to escape from his abductors, helped the police in tracing them and led them to being arrested on Saturday.
The Medchal police arrested BTech student Gaddam Nagendra Babu (25), and his friend Thatapathi Jogi Prasad (27) for kidnapping the boy and demanding ransom.
The boy, identified as Y Manidhar, was kidnapped on August 19 by the duo, who called his parents later, and demanded a ransom of Rs 10 lakh, police said.
The boy was on his way to school on his bicycle when the kidnappers intercepted him near Kistapur canal in Medchal and took him away in a car.
Manidhar's father, Y Girbabu, was reported to be a businessman who had returned from the Gulf. The distressed parents lodged a complaint with the Medchal police, following which the call records of the phone were traced.
Though the boy's hands were tied with a rope and his mouth was taped, he managed to free himself and flee.
Following this, he found help and the police were called to pick him up.
“In his recollections about the kidnap, the boy told the police that the car in which he was kidnapped bore two stickers,'' a press release said.
The Deccan Chronicle reported that the police located the car (TS 03 UA 6550) on Saturday at 6 am at Medchal check post and arrested the duo.
"They admitted the kidnap as well as a robbery in Keesara in which where they had stolen Rs 1.18 lakh from the house of businessman Sadhineni Sudheer," DCP crimes, Balanagar Zone, G Janaki Sharmila told DC.