This is the moment a 4-year-old boy is pulled from a plastic sack after he was kidnapped and dumped in a field while walking home from school.
The boy was identified as Aniket, and he was one of two boys kidnapped while they were walking home from school at the Anganwadi centre in Eghara village, in the Uchaulia neighbourhood in the Lakhimpur Kheri district of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, on Tuesday, 7th November.
Aniket can be seen emerging from the bag with what appears to be a gag around his neck after his family members went looking for him and the other boy named Anket after being told they had left the school and did not make it home.
Anket had reportedly managed to free himself from the sack and was found sitting some distance away in the same field.
Before being placed in the sack, his mouth appears to have been covered with tape and his hands tied, although he appears to have managed to remove both of these restraints before he was pulled out of the bag. But his legs remained tied.
The duo was allegedly kidnapped by a man identified as Rakesh and his son, Narveer, with a bike and taken to the sugarcane field where they were abandoned. Although named, no details were revealed as to the motive for the kidnapping.
Inderpal and Avnish, the fathers of the two boys and residents of Eghara village, began searching for their boys when they did not return from school, reportedly around 10 am on the day of the incident.
Their worry deepened when they learned that the children had left the school long before they should have been home.
The fathers, along with other villagers, searched and soon found them in the sugarcane field about 3 kilometres (2 miles) from their village.
The children told their family and other villagers how the two suspects had kidnapped them.
The villagers then apprehended Rakesh and lodged a case with the police.
The police arrested Narveer in another village.
The father-son kidnapping suspects have been taken into custody.
The investigation is ongoing.