Delhi boy kidnapped in 2007 rescued, couple arrested

New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A 10-year old boy, who was kidnapped from a government hospital in 2007 has been rescued, Delhi Police said on Wednesday. The police also arrested a couple for kidnapping the child.

According to the police, the boy then one-and-half years old was whisked away in November 2007 from Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital, situated in Jahangirpuri area of east Delhi, and had been missing since then. The police rescued the boy almost nine years later.

“A few days ago, the biological father of the child, Afsar, approached police saying that his child was reportedly seen in the Jahangirpuri area by someone,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Rishi Pal told reporters.

“Following the complaint of the father, teams were formed to trace the missing child, which rescued him from an MCD (Municipal Corporations of Delhi) school situated in Seelampur area,” the officer added.

“The couple was arrested after they confessed to their crime during interrogation,” the officer added.

The arrested couple was identified as Mohammad Samim and Nargis, both residents of Kaushik Puri in east Delhi, the police said.

The officer said that during interrogation the couple tried to mislead police by giving vague replies.

“Enquiries made in the neighbourhood revealed that the child was brought suddenly a few years back,” Pal said. “The couple told the neighbours that the delivery of the woman had taken place earlier in the ancestral village and the child was staying with his grandparents since then.”

The police also said that it is investigating the involvement of the couple in child kidnappings and human trafficking.

–IANS

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