The father of the 14-year-old student who was allegedly abducted outside a Melbourne school and thrown from a moving car has spoken out.

The victim, named only as Benjamin, was allegedly bundled into a grey Volkswagen Tiguan moments after stepping out of the gates of Glen Eira College in Glen Huntly in south-east Melbourne on Monday afternoon.

He was then pushed out of their moving car. Benjamin is currently in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

A 14-year-old has been arrested.

Benjamin‘s father, Kirati, expressed shock that teenagers were allegedly behind the brutal attack.

“It’s really sad what happened … we haven’t slept for days,” he told the Herald Sun.

“I can’t believe this has happened. (My son is) a really good kid (that is) really smart.”

Benjamin’s parents have been keeping a bedside vigil at the Royal Children’s Hospital where their son is being treated for head and abdominal injuries.

They say they are desperate to know what exactly happened to their son before he was thrown from the car.

“We want lots of parents and kids to come out because we want the police to catch these people,” Kirati said.

“I hope someone can come forward with some footage because this was on a main road.

“We hope someone can send pictures (of anyone involved) to police.”

Two other students from Glen Eira Secondary College, aged 14 and 16, also reported being targeted in a similar manner on the same day as Benjamin‘s attack.

“I just want to wake him up,” Benjamin’s mother added.

“The bone inside the ear is cracked and the blood is still coming out of the ear right now.”

Appearing on 3AW with Neil Mitchell on Wednesday, Victoria Police Inspector Scott Dwyer said two more boys from the same school had since come forward alleging they were also abducted on the same day.

“The concerning part for me is that there have been some silent victims,” Inspector Dwyer said, adding the two boys, aged between 14 and 16, had not suffered serious physical injuries in the attack.

“They have suffered like this other boy, maybe not to the level of injuries that he has, but have not reported it to their parents or the police.”

Inspector Dwyer said there was “every chance” more victims would come forward.

“Obviously, the investigation has broadened a little,” he said.

Inspector Dwyer said the investigation was an “absolute priority” for the police.

“(It is) sickening, it’s confronting,” he said.

“The issue is we live in a really safe city and when incidents like this are reported, it is rightfully shocking.

“But as with all crime, there will be a response to it.”

Inspector Dwyer said he was “100 per cent” sure the offenders would be caught.

He revealed they were caucasian but would not offer a complete description.

– with NCA Newswire

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