Twelve hours after the FIR was lodged, the crime branch arrested 35-year-old Sanjay Ray, who runs a Chinese food stall, for allegedly kidnapping a 5-year-old girl.
Police say that Ray, a resident of Nepal, had been harassing the victim’s mother Manjudevi Yadav, who had parted ways with her husband two years ago, to marry him for the past few months.
The victim’s mother Manjudevi Yadav lived with her daughter at her sister’s residence at Ramabai colony in Ghatkopar (East).
Police say that the kidnapping took place while Yadav’s sister and brother-in-law were outside the country.
“On Friday, Yadav was alone at home as her sister and brother-in-law had gone to Nepal. Ray turned up at their residence and forced Yadav to let him inside the house. Since she was alone and doubting his intentions, she did not let him in,” Patil said.
Sometime later, after Yadav left the house, Ray returned and kidnapped her five-year- old daughter. Yadav approached the Pant Nagar police where a case of kidnapping was registered.
The police managed to trace with the help of technical sur-veillance.“We were trying to track down the accused and based on technical surveillance, we finally managed to trace him to Ghatkopar west by Saturday afternoon,” said Patil.
Police say that Ray was friends with the Yadav’s brother-in-law who is also a Chinese food stall owner.