Woman arrested for faking kidnap of minor daughter

New Delhi: A woman has been arrested for allegedly faking the kidnapping of her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter along with her male accomplice in order to implicate her neighbour in a false case in north Delhi’s Kashmere Gate area, police said today.

A PCR call was received yesterday around 10.30 PM about kidnapping of a girl.

Her mother gave a complaint to police alleging that when her daughter was playing outside her home around 9 PM, she suddenly disappeared, said a senior police officer.

She accused her neighbour Nasim of kidnapping her daughter since he had a dispute with her and had allegedly threatened her in the past, he said.

Neighbours were questioned and they told police that they had seen the woman leaving with her daughter and a man on the night the child was kidnapped, he added.

When the woman returned to her home, she was not accompanied by her daughter, he said.

The woman was questioned but she didn’t say anything about her whereabouts, he added.

Meanwhile, information was received about a man being detained at the Old Delhi Railway Station with a girl child, he said.

The girl was identified as the one who had been kidnapped and the man was identified as Shiv Ram alias Lambu. Facts emerged during interrogation.

Lambu told police that he had conspired with the woman to kidnap her one-and-half-year-old daughter so that she could accuse Naseem of kidnapping.

“She wanted to implicate him in the false kidnapping case to settle an old score. She had even filed a false complaint against Naseem for intimidating her,” said Jatin Narwal, DCP (North).

He said that they had taken the girl child with them to the railway station where the mother left her daughter with Lambu so that he could take her to an undisclosed location outside Delhi, he added.