A 10-year-old boy, who was kidnapped around nine years ago from a government hospital in Delhi by a childless couple, has been rescued and reunited with his parents and the duo was arrested.
In November 2007, Afsar, who was one-year-old, was accompanying his pregnant mother Farida to Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital in Jahangirpuri for a check up when he was kidnapped by the accused couple, police said.
Afsar’s father, a resident of Bhalswa Dairy area in Jahangirpuri, recently lodged a report at Krishna Nagar police station in east Delhi claiming that his son was seen in the area.
Following this, police launched a probe and traced him at a municipal school in the area on August 22. The accused couple was also arrested, a police officer said.
During interrogation the accused admitted that they had kidnapped the boy as they had no child of their own. They even sent Afsar to school, police said.
“The accused Mohammad Samin and his wife Nargis, have been arrested and a case under section of 368 (Wrongfully concealing or keeping in confinement, kidnapped or abducted person) of IPC has been registered at Krishna Nagar police station,” said Rishi Pal, DCP (east).
“Their role regarding human trafficking angle and other involvements of the couple in child kidnappings are being looked into,” the officer said.
Following the reunion, Afsar reportedly has been having difficulties in getting accustomed to his biological parents.