A group of men were caught on camera abducting a little boy on the road just near his house before taking him to an isolated place and releasing him later.
Police said they had mounted a manhunt for the kidnappers, who apparently snatched the 11-year-boy to rape him.
“The boy later returned home safely and we are pursuing efforts to catch the kidnappers, who abducted him for bad intention,” 'Sada' newspaper said, quoting police spokesman Colonel Ziad Al Ruqaiti.
A brief YouTube film published by the paper showed a man chasing the boy near his house in the Eastern Ihsa province before catching him and forcing him into a waiting car.
The paper quoted Ruqaiti as saying police questioned the boy but it did not provide further details.