A day after the safe return of Svarnav Chavan, who was abducted by an unidentified man. His maternal aunt killed in an accident near Ahmednagar on Thursday morning, turning joy into tragedy for the entire family.
She along with her family members were on their way to Pune from Nanded to meet Svarnav after his abductor believed to have released him.
However, the car they were traveling in rammed into the railings of a bridge in Ahmednagar district, police officials said.
“Sunita Rathod (36), sister of Svarnav’s mother, died instantly while her two sons hospitalized and undergoing treatment,” said Manoj Patil, superintendent of police, Ahmednagar.
The four-year-old boy kidnapped from Baner on January 11 by an unknown two-wheeler rider. He later released in the Pimpri-Chinchwad area on Wednesday.
Suvarna, son of a doctor couple, was with a 12-year-old relative around 9:45 am on January 11 when he abducted. The older child was walking the younger one to daycare when it happened
After the boy went missing, social media platforms flooded with posts praying for his safe return. After he found alive and well on Wednesday, taken to a doctor for a medical check-up.
The police are now on the lookout for the two-wheeler rider who dropped the child off near a water tank in Punavale. The same person believed to be the abductor.
The police have launched a city-wide manhunt for the kidnapper and have registered a case under Sections 363 (kidnapping) and 364(a) (kidnapping or abduction for ransom) of the Indian Penal Code at Chaturshrungi police station.
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