A four-year-old boy who went missing from near his house in Dongri was found wandering in the lanes of Nagpada on Saturday.
Police said a local spotted the child, named Mohamad Ghulam-e-Gaus Shaikh alias Masum on Saturday, after which he handed him over to the police station.
The boy has apparently told his father, Mohamad Murtuza Sheikh that an unidentified person had kidnapped him after promising him a bicycle.
Sudhir Mali, inspector at Dongri police station, said the local asked him a few questions to confirm the child was lost. He then took him to the JJ Marg police station, who then sent the boy to the Asha Sadan children’s home in Dongri. The Dongri police was then informed.
The Dongri police checked the identity of the child and summoned Mohamad Murtaza Shaikh verify if he was his son. “I thanked god for bringing him back. Masum was born after I lost three children.”
VB Mukne, senior inspector, Dongri police station said: “The owner of the tea stall is also being questioned,” he said.