Rajkumar alias Mohammad Dilshad, 32, who was wanted in connection with the battered two-year-old baby girl case, was arrested at New Delhi railway station on Saturday. Rajkumar had allegedly handed over the baby to the teenaged girl who later got her admitted at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Rajkumar purportedly told the police that he was offered the baby by his friend Manoj and his wife Pratima on October 13. Rajkumar was keen to adopt the baby as his own son was ill. He then took the baby to his Dwarka Sector 8 house after taking the consent of his wife Tabassum and in-laws. His wife took care of the little one before she left for Mumbai on November 15 to visit her ailing son, who lives with her parents.

After Tabassum left, Rajkumar took the teenaged girl to his Dwarka house and the two started living together. They christened the little girl “Falak.” Rajkumar had met the teenaged girl in the company of Arti, Rana and Rahul, to whom he used to rent out his two taxis. When Tabassum returned, Rajkumar shifted the teenaged girl to a house in Sangam Vihar and later to a rented accommodation in Mahipalpur on January 12.

The next day, Rajkumar left for Mumbai to see his son and left the baby in the custody of the teenaged girl. When the baby fell down in the bathroom and got injured, the girl called up Rajkumar who asked her to take her to a hospital.

The police have been trailing Rajkumar since the girl revealed his name, but he managed to evade arrest all this while. At one point in time, Rajkumar had agreed to cooperate with the police but later changed his mind fearing arrest.

Rajkumar, a resident of Bihar, was staying at her sister's house in Mumbai when he fell in love with her neighbour Tabassum and the two got married in 2006. They moved to Delhi and Rajkumar started working as a mechanic in Sangam Vihar. He owns two cars at present and runs them as taxis.

Investigation so far has revealed a sordid tale of innocent and gullible girls falling prey to human trafficking and being pushed into prostitution.

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