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Bhojpuri actor kidnaps own son with girlfriend’s help, arrested in Delhi

The two-year-old boy, kidnapped from a busy market in south Delhi’s Batla House, was rescued from a flat in east Delhi’s West Vinod Nagar. Delhi police nailed Shahid after he tried to turn the suspicion to his live-in partner.

delhi Updated: Sep 13, 2017 14:04 IST
Karn Pratap Singh
Shahid and his live-in partner Kashish have been arrested for the crime. Shahid is an actor and dancer and worked in some Bhojpuri films.
Shahid and his live-in partner Kashish have been arrested for the crime. Shahid is an actor and dancer and worked in some Bhojpuri films.(Picture: Sourced)

A man has been arrested for kidnapping his own son from his estranged wife over two-and-a-half months ago.

Mohammad Shahid kidnapped his son from his first wife, Muskaan, because the court had given the child’s custody to the mother and he wanted to keep the boy, Romil Baaniya, deputy commissioner of police (south-east), told Hindustan Times .

Muskaan married another man one-and-a half years ago.

The two-year-old boy was kidnapped from a busy market in south Delhi’s Batla House was rescued from a flat in east Delhi’s West Vinod Nagar.

Shahid and his live-in partner Kashish, alias, Alisha, have been arrested for the crime. Shahid is an actor and dancer and worked in some Bhojpuri films. He also worked in regional music albums.

“Shahid wanted to keep his son with him. But as Muskaan was not ready to give her son’s custody to Shahid, he and Kashish kidnapped the boy and kept him with them in their West Vinod Nagar home,” said Baaniya.

The DCP said that on June 26, Muskaan’s mother Mumtaz lodged a missing complaint at the Jamia Nagar police station.

Mumtaz had taken the child to Batla House market for Eid shopping. Shahid was also present in the market when the child went missing.

A kidnapping case was registered. Initially, Shahid diverted the probe by his suggesting his live-in partner Kashish’s involvement.

He misled the police by making them conduct raids in Bareilly and Delhi to locate Kashish. But when his role came under police scanner, Shahid went underground.

“We learnt that Shahid was staying in a flat with his live-in partner in east Delhi. We raided the flat and safely rescued the child,” the DCP added. The child was restored to his mother.

Police had announced a cash reward of Rs 20,000 on any information about the missing child.