HYDERABAD: A 2-year-old girl, who was kidnapped near the High Court on Wednesday morning, was rescued by special teams of Charminar police in Guntur at night. Police also arrested the kidnapper.
The rescued victim and the kidnapper are being brought to the city. She was taken to a hospital and provided proper treatment in Guntur.
The arrested person is Hanumantha Rao, a resident of Guntur. The victim is Mounika, a resident near Hyderabad High Court. Her parents Vishnu and Parvathi runs a tea stall near the High Court.
Around 9.30 am, Mounika was playing at her father’s tea stall at Gate No. 6 of the High Court. Minutes later, the kidnapper came out from the High court, spoke to her for a while and then forcibly took her away in an autorickshaw. Later, her father Vishnu noticed that the girl was missing.
Vishnu and his wife Parvathi searched all over the place but in vain and lodged a police complaint. Based on the complaint, police registered a kidnap case and took up investigation. The police retrieved CCTV footage near the High Court and identified the kidnapper as Hanumantha Rao who visited the court regularly. In CCTV footage, it’s clearly recorded that Hanumantha Rao was taking the victim along with him and boarded an auto that was proceeding towards Guntur.
DCP (South Zone) V Satyanarayana formed a team after verifying the CCTV footage and identified the kidnapper and sent a team to Guntur. From the mobile phone number of the kidanpper, the team traced his hideout in Guntur. They raided the house, rescued the girl and arrested Hanumantha Rao.