In a span of just two hours, the Hyderabad police successfully rescued two children who were reportedly abducted from different parts of the city and apprehended the kidnappers on Sunday.
The two accused individuals, Sheik Imran (36) from Falaknuma and Parveen (30) from Nizamabad, were swiftly located and arrested by the police shortly after the alleged kidnappings.
According to Deepti Chandana, DCP (North), around 3:30 am on Sunday, a three-and-a-half-year-old girl, who sold balloons at Paradise Junction with her parents, was kidnapped by Imran and Parveen. They took her away in an auto-rickshaw.
Upon reaching Sultan Bazaar, the kidnappers noticed another child, approximately seven months old, sleeping on the pavement with their parents near Hanuman Tekdi, and they abducted him as well.
Following a complaint, the Mahankali police registered a case and initiated an investigation by analyzing CCTV footage. Within two hours, they tracked down both suspects near Sunshine Hospital in Secunderabad.
“The suspects had planned to abduct the children and sell them for Rs. 2 lakh each. They specifically targeted children living on the pavement, assuming that their parents would not report the incidents to the police,” stated the DCP.
The police subsequently reunited the children with their parents. Both suspects have been presented before the court and remanded in custody.