Two unidentified bike-borne assailants stopped a school bus, shot the driver and kidnapped a student in Delhi's Dilshad Garden on Friday. The incident happened around 8 am near IBHAS hospital in Shahdara area.
It is still not clear what was the reason behind the kidnapping. Efforts are on to rescue the child.
The victim, a boy, is a Class I student at a private school in the area. No ransom call has been made by kidnappers till 9.15 am.
Joint Commissioner of Police (eastern range) Ravindra Singh Yadav confirmed the incident. "An FIR has been registered and several specialised units of the Delhi Police have initiated a probe. No ransom call has been made by kidnappers till 10 am," a police official said.
The national capital is currently on high alert ahead of Republic Day celebrations, Asean summit and the controversy over Padmaavat. Several paramilitary and army companies have been deployed to provide security.