The police, after an intensive search, rescued a six-month old female baby that was taken away from her parents under the pretext of using her in a movie shooting.

According to police, Siraj Nisha (28) of Edapadi near Salem with the help of an auto driver Paramasivam of Anaimalai, approached a couple Krishnaveni and Kalimuthu of Anaimalai asking them to give their baby for a film shooting. The couple were promised Rs 5,000 per day for use of the baby.


When the woman failed to return the baby as promised, the couple grew suspicious and preferred a complaint with the police.


Inspector S. Namasivayam and his team took up the investigation and after 12 days, arrested Siraj Nisha at Pollachi on Thursday. The baby was handed over to the parents ending days of anxiety for the parents.