Staff Reporter

KOTTAYAM: The police have arrested a person for allegedly trying to kidnap a six-month-old girl from her house.

According to the police, Narayana, of Andhra Pradesh, had tried to kidnap the girl from Kumarakom on Sunday.

However, when the mother of the child rushed towards her on hearing her cry, Narayana abandoned the child and escaped. However, he came to the area again on Monday to seek alms. The family members of the girl identified Narayana and with the help of local people, detained him.

The police are investigating whether Narayana was part of a gang of beggars engaged in kidnapping.