Man held for abducting minor girl

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) A man was arrested for kidnapping a two and a half year old girl here, who was rescued safely, a senior police officer said.

The accused Rakesh, 20, was arrested during a raid at his residence in Trilokpuri late on Tuesday night following a tip off by some local eunuchs.

According to police, the incident took place on Monday when the victim’s mother Rukhsana, a resident of Pahar Ganj area, filed a complaint against Rakesh. She said that Rakesh used to visit her residence since the last three years.

“The woman said that Rakesh took her daughter out on Monday on the pretext of giving her some eatables but did not come back. He kidnapped her daughter and kept her in his house,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Mandeep Singh Randhawa said.

Rakesh told police during interrogation that he earned a livelihood by taking up different identities to cheat people.