ANDHRA PRADESH

Kidnapped child traced at Warangal railway station



Staff Reporter

Abductor's husband helps police trace the child Alleged abductor's husband helps police trace the child

Lakshmi said she wanted to adopt Akshit The three-year-old boy has been restored to parents

HYDERABAD: The abduction story of a three-year old boy from Malkajgiri ended on a happy note with the police zeroing in on a 50-year old woman, wife of a railway employee, along with the boy at Kazipet railway station on Monday morning.

The boy was brought back to his mother later in the day much to her delight, ending the four-day ordeal.

The abductor, Laxmi, told the police that she was depressed at her 14-year-old son deserting her three months ago and hence decided to take away the three-year old boy Akshit to adopt him.

On Thursday afternoon, she saw him playing near his house in Gautamnagar and forcibly took him to her house in Mettuguda.

Special team deputed

When her husband Radhakrishna enquired about the boy, Laxmi replied that some known persons had handed over the boy at Lalaguda church.

As per her husband's advice, Laxmi left for her relative's house in Khammam district on Friday morning.

However, the police got the information and a special team was deputed to bring the child back to the city.

But Laxmi boarded the Secunderabad-bound Krishna Express on Sunday, got down at Kazipet railway station itself and slept on the platform. The police team spotted her and took her into custody. "Initially, she feigned innocence. After being interrogated, she spilled the beans, a police official.

The police said Laxmi's husband Radha Krishna, a car driver to a senior railway official, had helped the police in tracing her.

The `missing case' was altered converted to `kidnap case' under Section 363 and Laxmi was arrested. She would be produced in court on Tuesday.

Akshit's residence wore a festive atmosphere after the police handed him over to his family members in the afternoon. "We got our son back despite facing several hurdles," the boy's father Madhusudhan said. He said the boy was down with fever.

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