The Amritsar city police have booked a Ludhiana resident for allegedly abducting his eight-year-old son from the house of the child’s maternal grandparents, where the child was putting up with his mother after a matrimonial dispute between his parents.
The accused has been identified as Jamis Bhatia, a resident of Pavittar Nagar, Waddi Hebowal, Ludhiana.
The accused has been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Sadar police station on the complaint of his wife Simran Bhatia, a resident of Majitha Road, Amritsar.
In the complaint lodged with police, she stated that she got married the accused on February 15, 2005 and had an eight-year-old son with him.
The complainant alleged that she had a dispute with the accused owing to his “illicit” relations and had filed a case against him in this connection.
After lodging the case, she along with her son moved to her parents’ house.
According to Simran, the accused had also filed a case, seeking the custody of the child.
She said on March 17, the accused and she appeared in the court in connection with the custody of the child.
She alleged that on the same day, the accused barged into her father’s house, beat her mother up and fled with their son.
Simran alleged that he threatened to kill the child if she refused to withdraw the case against him.
Sub-inspector Prem Pal, in charge of the Majitha Road police post said the accused was booked and efforts were being made to arrest him.
“Further investigations are being held into the matter,” he added.