"Lord Hanuman saved your son", MP Home minister tells parents of missing boy

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Bhopal, Aug 26: Controversial Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur, who is known for making foot-in-mouth bizarre statements, on Tuesday came up with another such remark.

On the recent case of an 11-year-boy who went missing and was traced in forest, Gaur told his parents on Tuesday that they they should be thankful that Lord Hanuman saved their child.

Babulal Gaur

While talking to media persons, Gaur said that when kidnappers left the boy and fled, then Lord Hanuman in the form of a langur guided him till the road. [Missing Bhopal boy traced in forest, reunited with parents]

"I told his parents to worship Lord Krishna and recite Hanuman Chalisa every day. Hanumanji saved the boy," Gaur said.

Gaur had announced a reward of Rs 50,000 for information on Nishant Jhope's whereabouts.

The class 5 student had gone missing while on his way to school in the state capital on August 14.

Nishant has so far told police that two persons had dropped him in the jungle saying his uncle will pick him and take him home.

According to a police official, "the abductors, who are possibly three, had demanded ransom of Rs 50 lakh for the release of the boy".

He said one of the kidnappers remained put in Bhopal and made calls for ransom every night from August 16 to August 22 to Nishant's parents. The kidnapper used a particular cell number to make calls, the SSP added.

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