PUDUCHERRY: Reddiarpalayam police personnel located and restored a two-year-old infant to his mother, after he was allegedly abducted by the in-laws of the infant’s mother and taken to Mumbai.
Sources said the woman, Tressa Joseph, wife of Mathews Thazhathu Prasad approached the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) with a complaint that her child, Noah Mathews(2) had been kidnapped.
The police traced the boy, who was with the woman’s mother-in-law and other relatives in Mumbai. The baby was rescued and handed over to the mother.
Police are investigating the matter further to ascertain the facts behind the alleged abduction of the baby. Police have learned that there was an ongoing dispute between the woman on the one hand and her husband and in-laws on the other.
According to CWC, Tressa Joseph, who was working in Bengaluru, lodged a complaint, with CWC on July 24, stating that her infant child Noah Matthew had been kidnapped by her in-laws.
She informed the CWC that there was an ongoing matrimonial dispute pending between herself and her husband before the Family Court in Kerala.
Tressa claimed that she had been being emotionally blackmailed by her in-laws and so she brought the infant to the home of her in-laws in Puducherry on July 22.
Tressa said that her in-laws snatched the infant from her and locked her inside one of the rooms in the house.
The CWC forwarded the complaint to the Reddiarpalayam police station, following which the infant was rescued and handed over to his mother.