The accused in police custodyJAIPUR: A 21-year-old BTech dropout was arrested on Friday for abducting a three-year-old girl which he had planned to give to his childless cousin. Three of his aides were also arrested by Malviya Nagar police.
The accused have been identified as Pushpendra Singh, who had dropped out from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bhopal, Deepndra Singh (23), Gaurav Meena (22) and Pawan Singh (20).
According to additional DCP (East) Lalit Kishore Sharma, the conspiracy was planned by Pushpendra. “He is a native of Dausa. After dropping out of IIIT-Bhopal, he came to Jaipur and worked in Malviya Nagar as a computer operator. His cousin doesn’t have a child and the accused decided to abduct a kid and give it to her,” he said.
Police said the accused arranged for motorcycle and abducted a three-year-old girl from Jhalana. The news of the abduction spread quickly in the control room due to which the accused were forced to drop the girl in the same locality.
“We had tracked down the registration number of the bike based on CCTV camera footage. We called up the owner who said he had given it to his friend. Pressure was mounting on the accused and they quickly dropped the girl near Jhalan in order to ward off police investigation,” Sharma informed TOI, adding that the probe led to the accused being quickly tracked down.
“There may have been some more suspects involved in the case who are being searched,” Sharma said, adding that an FIR has been registered at Malviya Nagar police station.
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