A day before Republic day celebrations, a nursery student was kidnapped by armed men after shooting the bus driver near the GTB enclave, Shahdara on Thursday.

According to sources, at around 0745 hrs the school bus, taking the children to Vivekanand School, was intercepted by two bike-borne masked men near the IHBAS hospital who shot the bus driver and kidnapped the nursery kid. The police were on a lookout for the kidnappers.

According to eyewitnesses, the men were on a black bike and fled towards UP with 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 9.15am.