Crime and Accident

Six women among 7 arrested for kidnapping of infant

Six women among 7 arrested for kidnapping of infant

Mumbai: With the arrest of seven people, including six women, police today claimed to have cracked the kidnapping case of a three-month-old infant here.

The baby girl was kidnapped from a slum area in suburban Kandivali in the wee hours of Monday, said senior Inspector of Kandivali Police Station Mukund Pawar.

After going through CCTV footage of the area it was found a woman in her mid 30s, later identified as Aarti Jagdish Patel, had lifted the baby, he said.

Aarti and the infant’s mother were not on good terms.

Hence, to teach her a lesson, Aarti came up with a plan to kidnap her daughter, Pawar said.

Aarti was assisted by six others, five of them women, in the crime, he said, adding the CCTV footage provided vital clues and based on them the police zeroed in on the accused.

The accused were booked under IPC sections related to kidnapping, he added.