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Small boy kidnapped from mosque, put up for sale on WhatsApp

Though this incident didn’t take place in Okhla, kidnapping of children is an issue and this story needs to be told so that parents are on high alert.

The story of two-and-a-half year old boy was allegedly abducted from outside Jama Masjid in Delhi is an eye-opener of how cruel people can be.

What is shocking that the kidnappers, all three women, put the toddler for sale on WhatsApp with one woman uploading the child picture and putting a price of Rs 1.8 lakh.

It is another story that the kidnappers, identified as Radha (40), Sonia (24), Saroj (34), and Jaan Mohammad (40) were not successful in their act. They were traced and arrested.

However, the kidnapped boy had a harrowing time as he was taken to six different places across Delhi. A Times of India report quoted police saying that all the three women brought the child in succession and tried at sell him at a “better” price tag.

Mandeep Singh Randhawa, DCP, central, told the website: “We had received a complaint about the missing child and had registered a case of kidnapping. A team led by SHO Jama Masjid Anil Kumar was formed to track him down. When we received a tip-off from the informer, raids were conducted and the gang nabbed.”

During investigation, one of the accused, Jaan Mohammad told police that he kidnapped the child from outside Gate 1 of Jama Masjid when his parents were getting ready for prayer.

After kidnapping the boy, he took the boy to one Radha, who sold him to Sonia for Rs 1 lakh. Later on Sonia sold the boy to another person by taking Rs 10 thousand profit reported Mid-Day.

The women kidnapper are suspected to be a part of illegal adoption and surrogacy racket. Further investigation is on.

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