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Man kidnaps 2-year-old at suburban railway station in Mumbai, arrested

Police nabbed the accused and rescued the child within three hours of the kidnapping

mumbai Updated: May 27, 2018 00:46 IST
Megha Sood
Megha Sood
Hindustan Times
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The accused was arrested at Marine Lines railway station.(HT FILE)

The Government Railway Police (GRP) at Dadar arrested a 28-year-old man for allegedly kidnapping the two-year-old daughter of a commuter at Dadar railway station.

Police said they nabbed the Babu Ramkishan, the accused, and rescued the child within three hours of the girl’s kidnapping.

According to the GRP, the complainant Sunil Surya Singh approached them on Friday morning alleging that his daughter was missing. The complainant stated that he had arrived at Dadar station along with his wife and daughter from Madgaon at 12.30 am on Friday. The family, which had no place to stay, decided to stay over at the station premises. The family slept on the new foot overbridge. Singh said that when he woke up at 3am, he found his daughter missing.

Singh promptly informed the patrolling staff. GRP officers said they relayed the information to all the stations in Mumbai with the description of the child.

Singh then registered a complaint at GRP, Dadar. They registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences Act (POSCO).

During a search carried out by GRP and Railway Protection Force (RPF) officers, a taxi driver near Dadar flower market informed them that he had seen a person carrying the child matching the description given by police. The officers then circulated information of the description of the alleged kidnapper across Mumbai railway stations.

“We assumed that the accused might have taken the child anywhere in the three hours since the girl was kidnapped from the time her parents fell asleep,” said an officer from the Dadar GRP.

“We later searched through all the railway stations activating our informers and scanning through the CCTV recordings,” the officer said.

Officials then received a tip-off that the accused was seen with the child at Marine Lines Railway station.

Police officials searched the Marine Lines station premises and nabbed Ramkishan, who is a footpath dweller. “We reunited the girl with her parents within three hours of the kidnapping,” the officer said.

First Published: May 27, 2018 00:46 IST