Two women were arrested for allegedly abducting a three-year-old girl from Jama Masjid area, police said Monday.
The accused were identified as Rani and Sahili, both 20 years old, residents of Usman Pur, they said.
On Friday, one Farzan Ahmed filed a complaint that he along with his wife, younger brother and two daughters had come to Jama Masjid, police said.
His daughters were playing near Vajukhana when he found that his younger daughter was missing. He searched everywhere, but could not find her, a senior police officer said.
During investigation, police analysed the CCTV footage of nearby areas and found that three women were going with the girl, but nobody could recognise them, Mandeep Singh Randhawa, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central), said.
On Sunday, police received information that two women would come near Jama Masjid with an abducted child. However, police laid a trap and apprehended the accused women. The minor was rescued safely, the DCP said.
During interrogation, the accused disclosed that they belong to poor families and were in dire need of money, he said.
Rani came in contact with a woman, Komal, for seeking some job. Komal allured her that she needed a child for which she could pay her Rs 50,000, Randhawa said.
After abducting the girl, they met Komal, who was waiting outside and boarded an auto-rickshaw for Shastri Park.
Komal got down at Shastri Park and gave Rs 5,000 as advance and asked them to keep the child with them for one or two days till the matter was settled and said that she would take the girl and pay them the balance money, he added.
The DCP said police are trying to arrest Komal.
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