Three days after a three-month-old child of a Ferozepur-based couple was abducted by a woman from the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Ludhiana police arrested the accused from the city railway station on Wednesday and rescued the kid.
Amritsar police had registered a case after pilgrims, Sapna and Komal Kumar, complained that a woman, who identified herself as Rajni, took away her son Amandeep Singh when they had gone to partake of langar.
Technology helps to rescue child
After scanning the CCTV footage of the cameras installed at the temple, police had identified the woman and released her pictures in which she was captured taking the child away.
Ludhiana Division Number 1 station house officer Sumit Sood said, “Pictures of the accused woman went viral on WhatsApp till she reached Ludhiana in train on Wednesday morning. Rajni was sitting at the railway station, when a local, Mahinder Singh, identified her and informed the police, following which she was arrested.”
“Later, Division Number 1 police informed Kotwali police in Amritsar that the accused was arrested. Parents of the child, along with Amritsar police, came to Ludhiana. Parents were happy after reuniting with their child. The accused was handed over to the Amritsar police,” Sood said.
Accused befriended the couple
Residents of Sethan Vala Mamdot village of Ferozepur district, Komal and Sapna alleged that accused Rajni befriended them when they had gone to pay obeisance at the shrine. After gaining their confidence, she asked them to have food at the community kitchen in the evening, saying that “she will keep the child with her”. Both of them accepted the proposal and went to have food. As soon as they returned, they were shocked to find that Rajini and their child were not there. Following this, they had lodged a complaint at Kotwali station in Amritsar.