Man held for child kidnap

Rajabagan: A man was arrested on Monday night for kidnapping a relative's son from Rajabagan, South 24-Parganas. Police rescued the 18-month-old child and sent him to a child welfare home.

Shampa Kunti had kept her son in the house of Tapash Nayek at Rajabagan a year ago because she did not have the financial means to bring up the child, the police said.

"The woman recently wanted to take her son back home but Nayek allegedly refused," said an officer of Rajabagan police station. "She lodged a police complaint on November 4, alleging that Nayek had threatened her with dire consequences if she visited his house again."

Police reached Nayek's house to rescue the child, but he was not found there. "We started tracking Nayek's cellphone location. The signal showed Maheshtala, Birlapur and Budge Budge but he couldn't be found in these areas," a police officer said.

Nayek was finally arrested from Rajabagan after the police received a tip-off.


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