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Couple held for kidnapping minor

Delhi Police Crime Branch has arrested a couple hailing from Bihar for indulging in kidnapping a <g data-gr-id="29">two-and-a-half year-old</g> child from South Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area, police said on Monday. The couple had allegedly kidnapped another child two years back who reportedly died after he fell ill.

The couple has been identified as Kamlesh Kumar Gupta and his wife Hema. On September 20, a missing complaint was lodged at Vasant Kunj police station and the parents of the victim told the cops that a couple who were residing next door were also found missing. It was suspected that the couple has kidnapped the minor boy.

During <g data-gr-id="31"><g data-gr-id="32">investigation</g></g> it was learnt that the couple had taken the room on rent in May 2015 and kidnapped the child after befriending the victim’s family. <g data-gr-id="30">Technical</g> analysis revealed that the kidnappers had gone to Chhapra in Bihar. Further, it was learnt that they had returned to Delhi.

On Sunday, the suspected couple was apprehended from Central Park in Connaught Place area. The child was recovered from them who had been kidnapped from Vasant Kunj. “On intensive interrogation, it was revealed that the accused lady had earlier married one Laxman and she has two sons aged 14 and 12 years out of this wedlock. They were living in Sagarpur where Kamlesh Kumar Gupta also used to live nearby. 

“They became close and when Laxman came to know of it, he started ill-treating her. Ultimately, she left home and started living with Kamlesh Kumar Gupta,” Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) said.

Both of them decided to be together and they solemnised their marriage at a temple in 2012 and shifted to Gurgaon later. As her two sons from Laxman were living with their father and she was not able to conceive, she started feeling lonely and wished to adopt a son. This is what led to the minor boy being kidnapped from his residence.
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