The child’s parents filed a complaint with the Thoraipakkam police who have registered a case.

Chennai 2-yr-old kidnapped near his house police launch hunt based on CCTV footage
news Crime Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 09:57

In a kidnap caught on CCTV camera, a two-year-old boy was abducted while he he was playing near his house in Perungudi on Monday evening as per a report in The Times of India

At the time of the incident, the child’s family had gone to a church. 

The boy has been identified as Vishwa, the younger son of Gurusamy, who is a daily wage labourer. 

Family members informed the police that they had left behind their child while they had gone to a nearby church. 

After reaching home at around 5pm, Vishwa’s mother searched for him but could not locate him. She checked with the neighbours as well but when he was not to be found, she alerted her husband. 

The child’s parents then filed a complaint with the Thoraipakkam police who registered a case and distributed the child’s photo to police stations across the city. 

While there were no CCTVs in the locality, footage from a pawnbroker’s shop in Thiruvallur Nagar, located around 500 metres from the boy’s house, came in handy. 

The child could be seen standing with a man, who was wearing a white shirt and black trousers. 

He was later seen holding the man’s hand and leaving the area. The boy was wearing a T-shirt and shorts. 

"The kidnapper may have been familiar with the child as he was accompanying the man without any fuss. Police are investigating if there was any family issue," said an investigating officer.

The officer added that they were probing whether there was any personal enmity in the family. 

Meanwhile, family members told the police that they have never seen the man before. 

In a similar incident in September, a three-year-old boy was kidnapped from his house in RK Nagar. 

The toddler was playing outside his house in Nethaji Nagar second street, RK Nagar, when a youngster took him away on a bicycle. 

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