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Man abducts woman’s 4-year-old son after she turns down his marriage proposal: Delhi Police

Shiv Kumar (26), the accused, allegedly abducted the child as his mother, with whom he was in a relationship, had turned down his marriage proposal.

delhi Updated: Jun 18, 2018 11:17 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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The kidnapping was reported on Saturday afternoon from east Delhi’s Hasanpur village near Madhu Vihar.(HT File Photo)

The Delhi Police rescued a four-year-old boy within six hours of his abduction, after arresting his alleged kidnapper.

Shiv Kumar (26), the accused, allegedly abducted the child as his mother, with whom he was in a relationship, had turned down his marriage proposal.

According to the police, in a bid to put pressure on her and make her succumb to his demands, he had planned the abduction.

The kidnapping was reported on Saturday afternoon from east Delhi’s Hasanpur village near Madhu Vihar. The child was safely rescued from Connaught Place. Kumar, a native of Siwan in Bihar, was planning to board a train to Kolkata with the child, said the police.

Pankaj Singh,deputy commissioner of police (east), said, “police control room was informed about the child’s kidnapping by the mother. The boy’s mother told the police that her neighbour, Shiv Kumar, kidnapped her son soon after he came to her house to wish her family for Eid.”

The woman is separated from her husband and currently lives with her aunt.

“The child was playing outside home. As the woman went inside for some work, Shiv picked up the child and fled. The boy did not resist or raise the alarm, because Shiv was familiar to him,” said DCP Singh, adding that Shiv worked as a labourer.

When the woman came out, she found her son missing. She initially searched him in the neighbourhood. But when he could not be located, he went to Shiv’s room and found him missing as well. His phone was also switched off. This made her inform the police. Shiv’s involvement was confirmed when he called the woman to inform her that son was with him.

“After the call, he once again switched off his mobile phone. A case was registered and investigation was carried out. Through technical surveillance and call details, we tracked down his location to Connaught Place. A team scanned the area and caught Shiv with the child,” added Singh.

During police interrogation, Shiv revealed that he liked the woman and wanted to marry her.

He had made several attempts to convince her to marry. But when she rejected his proposal, he decided to kidnap her son.

First Published: Jun 18, 2018 08:52 IST