Abducted boy recovered, biological parents held


AmritsarPosted at: May 28, 2017, 12:55 AM; last updated: May 28, 2017, 12:55 AM (IST)5-yr-old was abducted from Mustafabad by three youths

Officials hand over Abhi, the abducted child, to foster parents in Amritsar on Saturday. Sunil Kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 27

With the arrest of his biological parents, the city police today claimed to have cracked the case of kidnapping of a five-year-old boy and recovered the victim from Abohar. 
Abhi, the victim, was abducted by five persons on two motorcycles from outside his home in the Mustafabad area on Batala Road. He was handed over to his foster family here this evening. 
In her complaint, his foster mother Darshan Kaur stated that she did not have any child in 11 years of her marriage and therefore they adopted a male child with the help of her foster sister four years ago. She said Gulshan Kaur,  the biological mother of the child along with an unidentified person, came and alleged that they were not bringing up the child in the right way and demanded him back, but they refused. 
She said yesterday Gulshan came to her house with another unidentified person and took the boy outside to buy a samosa for him. On getting suspicious, she followed them. She said  there were three youths in the samosa shop from where they kidnapped him and fled on the motorcycle.  She suspected that it was Gulshan who had planned the entire conspiracy to get the child back. 
Deputy Commissioner of Police AS Bajwa said Gulshan had separated from her first husband, identified as Malkiat Singh, a resident of Balbir Khera village in Abohar. She was living with another person in the Fatahpur area. He said the police managed to get the CCTV footage of the suspects.
The police raided the Fatahpur residence of Gulshan and found her missing.  They immediately left for Abohar besides sounding a red alert. A case under Sections 365 and 120-B, IPC, was registered in this regard. Following a preliminary probe, the police booked the couple along with Malkiat’s cousin Lucky and his friends in the crime. Raids were on to arrest Lucky and his friends. 
The DCP said the boy was recovered from Abohar and handed over to his foster family in the presence of Child Welfare Committee member Mala Chawla. About the motive behind the kidnapping, the DCP said Gulshan wanted that the boy returned to his biological father and this way she could also return to him. 

Adoption not legal

Mala Chawla said as there was no legal adoption, the situation was tricky. The boy was a minor and deeply attached to them, so we decided to hand him over to his foster parents. She said we would ask Darshan Kaur to not take the boy outside the city. 

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