Muscat: Noel Sam Abraham, the Indian School Darsait (ISD) Class X student, who went missing from the Wadi Kabir Lulu Hypermarket parking lot on Friday night at around 10:30pm was found tied with ropes today early morning.
"It was Lulu employees who found the boy lying near the tower on the mountain behind the hypermarket with his hands and legs tied with a rope. Later on police rushed to the spot and the boy was taken to Al Nadha hospital. Now, he is recovering. There are no much big injuries seen on his body," Sam Abraham, a friend of Noel's family, told Times of Oman.
Police, family friends and social workers were on a frenzied hunt to trace out Noel during the last 30 hours. Noel went missing from the car where he was sitting alone and preparing for his board examinations while his parents and younger brother went for shopping inside the hypermarket.
"It was the Lulu employees who found the boy. While they were on their way back to home after their duty hours, some of them heard a boy crying for help. So, they called all their friends and started to comb the mountain. Meanwhile, they informed the parents and police. Police also soon rushed to the spot and started looking for Noel. Meanwhile, one Lulu employee found the boy lying tied at around 1am," Sam said while thanking the police, social workers and Lulu employees.