A five-year-old boy from Jalandhar has been abducted from inside the Golden Temple premises in Amritsar, three weeks after a similar incident involving an infant.
The child, Vishu, had gone missing after being separated from his father at the community kitchen on Tuesday. The kidnapping came to light after the closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera footage showed a woman taking him away from the shrine, following which a case was registered.
The child’s mother, Radhika, said: “On May 14, my husband and son had gone to partake of ‘langar’. There my son got separated. We searched for him at many places. Later, we scanned the footage of CCTV cameras installed in the shrine, where we clearly spotted a woman taking away our son.”
E-division station house officer (SHO) inspector Sanjeev Kumar said: “We are looked for the child and the accused. Our teams are working around the shrine and other suspected areas. Pictures of the accused and the child have also been circulated.”
Besides seeking CCTV footage from the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the police have also uploaded the pictures on social networking sites to get clues about the accused’s whereabouts.
On May 23, a three-month-old child of a Ferozepur-based couple was abducted by a woman from the Golden Temple. After the police procured the CCTV footage and circulated the accused’s pictures, she was nabbed and the child was rescued from Ludhiana within three days. Couple of years back, another five-year-old child was abducted, but later abandoned by the accused.