The Hyderabad city police, within 24 hours, managed to crack the case of a 7-year-old child who was kidnapped from the Secunderabad railway station by two women. Both women are currently in judicial remand.
The arrest was carried out by the Gopalapuram Police on Tuesday after the Government Railway Police (GRP) registered a case under Section 363 (Kidnapping) of the IPC and launched a manhunt.
The police said that the boy's mother had reached the station along with her two children and was sitting at the general waiting room to board the Danapur Express to Kanpur. Asking the boy and his sister to wait there, the mother then went to fetch some tea and snacks.
When she returned, her daughter was there while the boy was missing. She immediately lodged a missing complaint following which the police checked the CCTV footage.
In the footage, the police saw that there were two women, who lured the boy and took him along with them. Watch the video below.
The accused have been identified as 21-year-old M Yadamma and 18-year-old M Jaya, both labourers who were residing in Bolarum in the city. A third accused, identified as 25-year-old Anjamma, is said to be absconding.
"The police teams checked nearly 40 CCTV cameras near Secunderabad railway station and identified the two women involved in this offence and followed them up to Patny X roads. As they could not be traced after that, the police team checked the footage again and found that the women had arrived at Secunderabad from Bolarum. Immediately, the team traced out the bus driver, who identified the accused women. The team rushed to Alwal and was reorganised into 5 search teams which meticulously searched for the victim and with the help of the local sources, apprehended the accused," the police said in a press release.
The boy was handed back to his mother and the accused were sent to judicial remand.