His father had later lodged a complaint the Police, who uncovered information that the child was taken from the motorcycle and put inside a van which had driven off.
It is reported that police officers had proceeded to chase after the van, in which the kidnapper had attempted to drop the child off at the Katupotha Junction and flee.
However, the officers had succeeded in apprehending the suspect along with the vehicle in question.
During interrogation the suspect had confessed that he had intended to demand Rs. 2.5 million as ransom from the child’s parents.