HYDERABAD: A 11-month-old baby boy, who was kidnapped from the premises of famed Sri Rajarajeshwara Swamy temple in Vemulawada in the wee hours of Monday, was rescued by police within 12 hours. Two men and two women, who were involved in the abduction, were also nabbed by police.
The boy was traced at Laxminathpalli village in Mancherial district.
The boy, Varun Teja, is the son of Yadagari and Umadevi hailing from Chintalapalli in Nalgonda district.
The couple had taken shelter in a make shift accommodation in the temple premises along with other devotees on Sunday night. On Monday morning, the couple was shocked upon finding their child missing. Immediately, they informed the temple security and police.
Subsequently, police formed special teams for search operations across the region.
Going through the CCTV images recovered from the temple premises, police discovered that the abductors moved in a red Indica car. Tracking the accused through the mobile phone signals, police traced them to Mancherial district and rescued the boy.
The kidnappers had tried selling the boy for Rs 1.5 lakh to a childless couple, said sources.