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Delhi: Police rescue kidnapped toddler in rapid operation

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 17 October 2023, 10:21 IST
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New Delhi: Delhi Police arrested a person for kidnapping a two-year-old girl, within seven hours after receiving the information.

The Kidnapping Incident

The police said that a PCR call informing of the incident was received at Madhu Vihar Police Station around 3.20 pm on Sunday.

Eye-Witness Account

On receiving the call, a police team reached the spot, and a woman said her daughter was playing in the street when some unidentified person kidnapped her from outside her residence.

CCTV Footage Investigation

The CCTV at the spot was analyzed, and it was found that the child was lifted and taken away by a man. A case under section 363 of IPC was registered in this connection, and an investigation was taken up.

Extensive Search Operation

Many teams were formed, and a search of public places such as parks, bus stands, bus terminals, and railway stations was conducted.

Community Involvement

About 50 CCTV cameras at and around the spot were analyzed, and the photographs of the kidnapped child and the perpetrator were taken and shown to almost every person in the neighbourhood and in the locality of Allah Colony.

Dissemination of Information

The photographs were sent to WhatsApp groups of labourers, shopkeepers, and RWAs (Resident Welfare Associations).

Perpetrator's Movements

In the meantime, the CCTV camera trail revealed that the perpetrator, along with the kidnapped child, went through the streets of Allah Colony, Shri Ram Chowk, reached West Vinod Nagar Metro Station, and boarded a DTC bus towards ISBT, Anand Vihar.

Accused Apprehension

A team was sent to ISBT Anand Vihar where the accused Ragib, 38, was found near the reservation counter at ISBT, Anand Vihar Railway Station along with the kidnapped child.

Suspect Arrest and Child Recovery

Ragib, a resident of Chhater Bhog in Bihar's Purnia district, was nabbed, and both he and the baby were taken into custody.

Legal Developments and Reunion

After Interrogation, Section 365 IPC was added to the case, and the child was reunited with her parents. The case was solved within seven hours by the East District Police, according to officials.

Further investigation is on to determine the motive behind the kidnapping.

(With ANI inputs)

First published: 17 October 2023, 10:17 IST