Ludhiana cops rescue baby abducted by jealous husband

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jun 16, 2016 12:42 IST
Cops rescued the 22-day-old baby within 24 hours of the abduction. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

Hot on the heels of police busting a child trafficking gang on Tuesday, there was another incident involving the kidnapping of a 22-day-old child later in the evening. However, as cops went all out to rescue the child belonging to Batala Devi, it turned out that the accused had kidnapped the baby only because he suspected his wife of having an affair with Batala Devi’s husband.

Police acted swiftly, rescuing the child within 24 hours of the abduction from Surjit Nagar at Giaspura on Tuesday evening. The mother, Batala Devi, lodged a complaint at the Focal Point police station. As soon as the case was registered, police formed teams to carry out the rescue, with no information whatsoever about the kidnapper.

Acting on secret information, sub inspector Rajinder Prashad with his team on Wednesday, nabbed the accused at the Ludhiana railway station.

As it happened, the accused Purshottam Kumar, told a bunch of surprised cops during interrogation, that he was suspicious of his wife having an affair with the baby’s father and so had decided to abduct the child. Both the families are migrant labourers.

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