TIRUMALA: Seven-year-old Nandini who was kidnapped from near the Tirumala shrine on July 23 was found in Bengaluru on Friday.
The Tirumala Police arrested the woman who abducted the child from the garden city on Thursday. The kidnapper has been identified as R Shalini, 34.
Shalini visited Tirumala on July 22 and after darshan searched the premises of Lord Venkateswara temple with an intention to kidnap a little girl.
As per police sources the woman kidnapped Nandini with the intention of selling her off into flesh trade or using her as a beggar to live off her. According to Tirupati Urban SP Abhishek Mohanty, after the case was registered the Tirumala police split into 14 special teams and initiated the searches across the State.
Based on the CCTV footage, police released images of the kidnapper and the abducted child.
After getting specific clues, the police rushed to the kidnapper’s residence and arrested her on Thursday.