NALGONDA: Alair police arrested six members of male child kidnapping gang at Alair mandal headquarters on Friday.District SP T Prabhakar Rao gave the details of the accused in the press meet at his office.
They were identified as Mothe Mallaiah (stone cutter) of Manthapuri village in Alair mandal, Kadiyala Rangamma (Tea vendor) of Budaveru village in Vijayawada, Magine Raju of Cherlagudem village at Sangareddy mandal in Medak District, Potteti Yadamma of Koyyur village at Zaheerabad mandal in Medak District, Kallem Pochamma of Alair mandal and Mothe Buchamma of Rajapet mandal.
According to the sources, the offenders formed a gang and started kidnapping male children from age group of one to four years and sold them to persons who doesn’t have male child for amount ranging from `7,000 to `1 Lakh depending upon the financial status of the buyer.
SP said that the accused have confessed of kidnapping and selling seven children from different parts of Cyberabad Police Commissionerate and Vijayawada city and all these children were sold at Alair and Yadagirigutta area of Nalgonda district.
“Of the seven babies, five were identified and handed over to their parents, while the buyers were being questioned,” SP added.