In a shocking incident, a 3-year-old girl from Bengaluru went missing on Saturday afternoon while she was playing with her cousin outside her house, and CCTV footage that was later recovered showed a teenager abduct the girl in broad day light.
On Saturday, Khadija was reportedly playing with her cousin Burhan outside her house, a little past 1.30 pm, when she went missing. According to reports, Khadija's parents are both labouorers and her father Syed Imadudhin proceeded to file a police complaint at the Siddapura police station when they realized that their daughter wasn't home.
According to a report published in Deccan Chronicle, an unidentified boy, aged about 15 years, is seen carrying Khadija on his arm, even as the street bustled with Saturday afternoon activity.
While the police suspect the involvement of youths in the neighbourhood who are allegedly under the influence of drugs, the accused is yet to be traced.
There have been enough and more studies linking drug use and the increase in the crime rate.
Studies indicate that the incidence of crimes committed by minors who are under the influence of drugs and other substances are higher.
A study was conducted by Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) in August last year, on 500 inmates of a juvenile home in New Delhi. According to the findings of the study, minors who are addicted to drugs and other substance was found to commit serious crimes such as rape and murder.