Man held for kidnapping boy to force marriage with aunt

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A 22-year-old man was arrested on the charge of kidnapping a six-year-old boy to force the child’s aunt to marry him, police said on Monday.

Pintoo Kumar, who had abducted the child from a city school on September 14, was arrested from Bihar’s Sheikhpura district, the police said.

“Pintoo called up the boy’s mother and asked her to fix his marriage with her sister or else he would kill the child,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Pushpendra Kumar said.

The officer said the boy was recovered from the house of Pintoo’s relative in Devle village in Sheikhpura after tracing his mobile phone calls.

The police said Pintoo was living in Hiran Kunda area in west Delhi in the neighbourhood of the child’s house.

“During questioning, Pintoo said he developed a liking for the child’s aunt but her family was against their marriage. So he kidnapped the child to force the family to agree to the marriage,” Kumar added.

–IANS

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