//Students seek alms to pay ransom for Bunty

Students seek alms to pay ransom for Bunty

Hundreds of school going kids today begged and collected money from commuters to pay the ransom demanded for the release of their fellow-student Bunty, who had been in captivity for the past 25 days.Children appealed to the kidnappers to release their friend.

Bunty, a student of DAV school, was abducted on Januray 17 on the way to school.The students assembled in-front of the Beur jail and made an emotional appeal to the prisoners for releasing Bunty. The venue was selected in view of the involvement of prisoners in abductions and other crimes. The students said they had to beg money to pay the ransom for release of Bunty. Unable to understand why children were becoming soft targets for the kidnappers, Sakshi, a young student, said, ”We are the future of the nation. In which direction is the country moving with the abduction of young children?” She also expressed fear that the the victim might turn into a criminal some day.

”How can we concentrate on study when we are losing our brothers and sisters,” added Sakshi’s friends..
The students strongly believed that the abductors would respond to their appeal sympathetically .Meanwhile, students of different schools also took out a silent demonstration on the Main Bailey Road in the state capital for the rescue of Bunty. The students marched on the Main Bailey Road near Hartali more and demanded safe and early rescue of their friend. ”The situation has compelled us to come to the roads at a time when the examinations are coming,” said some of the students. Earlier, students of Notre Dame Academy formed a human chain for the release of Bunty, whose grandmother died last night. Bunty’s mother was also bed-ridden since the adbuction of her son and his father was also not keeping well.