New Delhi: A six-year old girl who was allegedly abducted by her neighbour in Delhi was rescued from Agra, police said today.
The accused, identified as Jhallu (32), a resident of village Vanpura, in Tikam Garh district of Madhya Pradesh, has been arrested.
According to a senior police official, a labourer in Friends Colony (West) with his family members approched police on March 30 and reported that his minor daughter had gone missing since March 29 from outside his jhuggi, following which a case was registered.
“The photograph of the missing girl was not available with the family as they had recently come to Delhi to earn livelihood. However, the photograph was arranged from the list of minor children under the ‘Pehchan’ scheme launched recently,” the official said.
An intense interrogation, in and around the jhuggi where her family resided, was carried out by police which found out that another person, Jhablu, who used to look after the girl in her parents’ absence, had also gone missing the same day.
His photograph was also arranged from the mobile phone of other residents of the jhuggi and it was further learnt that Jhablu was seen with the victim girl on the day she went missing.
Police then sent a team to Tikam Garh in Madhya Pradesh which found that Jhablu was seen at the village after the incident but reportedly left on April 2.
“Also it was found that the accused has three aliases and was ivolved in a case of robbery in which he was convicted for five years of imprisonment and released from jail in December 2015,” the official said.
The cops finally got the lead when the accused telephoned his brother. His call was traced to Tehsil Baha, a village in Agra district, where he was apprehended yesterday and the minor girl was rescued.
During interrogation it was came out that the accused wanted to sell the girl to earn a hefty amount but couldn’t do so. It came to light that Jhablu was a suspect in a murder case in Tikamgarh area and police was after him.