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Eight-month-old toddler rescued, four abductors held

The city police on Wednesday rescued an eight- month-old male child and arrested four kidnappers. The toddler was handed over to their parents at Kancharapalem police station.

Published: 25th May 2017 02:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th May 2017 06:16 AM   |  A+A-

Joint commissioner of police AS Khan and ACP (North) Bheema Rao, after rescuing the kid who was kidnapped from Kancharapalem, at Visakhapatnam on Wednesday | Express

By Express News Service

VISAKHAPATNAM: The city police on Wednesday rescued an eight- month-old male child and arrested four kidnappers. The toddler was handed over to their parents at Kancharapalem police station.
The arrested have been identified as P Bhimshankar, K Sankar, E Vijay Kumar and N Durga Prasad.


According to sources, Natla Srinu, a vendor, was sleeping on the footpath of the Kancharapalem flyover along with his wife and five children. On May 18, around 2 am, his eight-month-old kid N Surya, who was sleeping close to his mother, went missing. After a futile search, he lodged a complaint with the Fifth Town police station the following morning. 


Police said that T Mallesh and his wife Hemalata, native of Gurajala in Guntur district, who run a grocery shop in Kukkatapalle in Hyderabad, told their neighbour Bhimshankar to find a male child in Visakhapatnam for adoption as they failed to get one in Hyderabad.

Bhimshankar, immediately schemed a plan to abduct a child and told his  friend Vasu who in turn sought help of his brother-in-law Kalla Shankar and his friends Eluru Vijay Kumar, the auto-rickshaw driver by profession, and N Durga Prasad.

As per the plan, they kidnapped the child and took him to Vijayawada in a taxi and handed over the baby to Mallesh and Hemlata and collected `1 lakh  from them. When the couple sought a certificate, Bhimshankar told them that it would take two months.


Meanwhile, the police launched a search for the baby and on a tip-off, the acused were trapped all the accused at Convent Junction in the city and arrested them. They recovered ` 58,000 in cash, three mobile phones and seized an auto-rickshaw.



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