MYSURU: Preliminary investigation into the child trafficking racket busted in Nanjangud has revealed that the nexus had spread beyond Mysuru district.
The racketeers are suspected to be involved in kidnap and trafficking of at least 15 children. Six paramedical staff were arrested on Thursday in this connection. SP Ravi D Channannanavar told Express that the police will take all the six accused into their custody on Saturday to investigate the matter further.
He said during the initial inquiry, the accused admitted to kidnapping and trafficking 10-15 children but the number could be bigger.
He said besides children involved in begging, abandoned kids were also the targets of the gang.
Sources in the police department said more people working in various private hospitals and clinics are
suspected to be involved in the racket. One of the accused is a temporary staffer in the state-run K R Hospital.
Police are also looking into the cases of missing children reported in Mysuru and neighbouring districts.