Thane: A gang of five women kidnapped and sold 2-years-old; Police arrested 3 of them.
According to senior officials report, police have arrested five persons, including three women, in Maharashtra”s Thane district for allegedly kidnapping a two-and-a-half-year-old boy and selling him to a childless couple for ₹ 70,000.
Furtherly, the report said that the toddler was rescued and reunited with his parents recently and the accused were arrested on Friday.
Senior Inspector Sanjay Dhumal told newsmen that “The boy was kidnapped on September 15 from near his house located close to the circus ground area in Ambarnath township when he was psaying. His parents carried out a search in the area, but failed to find him. They later approached the police.”
In addition to this, he said “The police pasted the pictures of the missing child on autorickshaws in Ambarnath town. Soon, police got a tip-off from a rickshaw driver that the child was spotted in Bharat Nagar locality of Ulhasnagar township in the district”.
A couple handed over the minor to the police, who confirmed that it was the same child. He was then reunited with his parents on September 19, Mr Dhumal said.
During Jainatbi’s questioning, she named other four accused.
The accused were identified as Pooja Mahesh Chettiar, (28), Sheru Sukhram Saroj (45), Mukesh Anil Kharva (36) and Maya Sukhdev Kale (30), police said.