Bhubaneswar: 11-year-old school boy Abdul Rehman of Delhi Public School who was allegedly kidnapped from Nimsahi area under Purighat police limit in Cuttack on Sunday, was rescued by police on Tuesday from Sardhapur area of Khurda district in Odisha.

The kidnapper, Zulfikar alias Badal, who was the victim’s neighbor was arrested along with his wife.

According to police sources, Badal had taken Abdul to Sardhapur and had allegedly demanded Rs 12 lakh ransom from Abdul’s father to release the child.

It is noteworthy to mention that on Sunday evening Badal, had taken Abdul Rehman to the tuition at 7.30 pm in a bike to Friends Colony. And at around 9.30 pm he again asked Jasmin Sultan (mother of Rehman) to bring him back to home. After that there was no information about both.

Earlier Abdul’s father had lodged a complaint at Purighat police station, suspecting the involvement of Badal in the crime.