Attempt to kidnap child foiled in Curchorem

An attempt to kidnap a toddler from Curchorem on Monday morning came to a dramatic end, when police tracked down the abductors at Gulem-Canacona. 

Four persons, including one person claiming to be the child’s biological father, have been arrested in this connection, while the one-and-half year old child was later reunited with her mother.

According to Curchorem Police, three masked men on a motorcycle (GA-09-J-4573) reportedly picked up the child while she was playing near her house at Khammamoll-Curchorem.

The girl’s mother however noticed the incident and recognised one accused as a former acquaintance, while they were fleeing from the site. The mother then alerted the police of the abduction.

A short while later, the mother received a phone call from a woman who identified herself as Minaxi Praful Shetya (20), stating that the child had been kidnapped and had been taken to Gulem-Canacona. 

Shetya then asked the mother to proceed to Gulem to collect her child and that she should not inform anyone about the incident. [H]