When the boy was abducted, the media immediately released details, along with a photo of the boy in the Telugu media. As a result, the abductors dropped off the boy near a kiln
A 4-year-old boy kidnapped while visiting his grandmother last Monday in East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, has been returned safe and sound to his parents. The kidnappers have not been identified. Immediately after the abduction, a complaint was lodged with the police.
Subsequently, the boy's photos were immediately released in the Telugu media. Following the publication of the photograph of the boy, the news spread in the state of Telangana, apart from Andhra Pradesh.
After 60 hours, the boy was found near a brick kiln, 8 km from where he was abducted.
Vankanna, who works in the brick kiln, told APN: “At 1 pm, a man came on a bike and left the boy near the kiln. The boy was very hungry. We gave him milk to drink. We then informed our supervisor at 4 am. ”
Upon being informed, the supervisor recalled seeing on TV that the child was missing. He immediately called the parents' number, which was posted on TV. The boy was restored to his parents with the help of police.
When the boy was abducted, the news media, responsible for their involvement with the parents, played a huge role. It might have scared the kidnappers into freeing him, it is believed.