A 28-year-old woman allegedly kidnapped her ex-boyfriend’s 3-month-old daughter from Seemapuri, Delhi after he refused to meet her. Police said, that the accused, Laxmi had abducted the young girl child and abandoned her at a temple. Police also added the woman abducted the child in order to teach the young girl’s father, Deepak, a lesson. When on Friday afternoon, March 24, Deepak could not find his daughter he reported the matter to the police.

Police said that they started searching the accused after the father told them that he suspected his ex-girlfriend’s involvement in the crime. Laxmi was found by Sahibabad Police, who later handed herself to the police in the national capital. On asking about the toddler, she told them that she had left her at the Chamunda Mandir in Sahidabad. Delhi Police contracted Sahibabad Police for further details but by then had already received information about the toddler from the near residents near the Chamunda temple.

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After rescuing the infant was taken to a private hospital in Sahidabad, Ghaziabad for treatment and was later handed over to the family and she is in a stable condition. According to the national crime data, Delhi had the highest incidence of murder, abduction among 19 other cities with a population of more than 2 million in the year 2016. The data was released on November 30, 2017.

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