Acting swiftly on the information Tamil Nadu Police tracked down a three-year-old son of migrant Bihari labourers from Nagpur railway station just days after he was kidnapped.
In a dramatic chase, the Tamil Nadu police team launched the search operation after the parents Mithilesh, 26, and Meeradevi, 23, who both work at a private firm complained that their child has gone missing.
It began right from the Pattaravakkam premises, where the family was staying, and it led them to the Nagpur railway station recovery, some 1,122 km away.
Neighbours and locals informed the police that the child was last seen with two migrant labourers G. Shivkumar Noriya and Manu Kappidas from Madhya Pradesh, who were staying in the same building family of Mithilesh.
“On Saturday, the couple returned home from work and found their youngest son missing. The couple used to lock the children inside the house and a neighbour, who had an alternative key used to feed and take care of them,” said the police.
“We found the duo had taken the boy and traced them to Central railway station. At the time, three trains left to different cities in the North. After checking the list of passengers and CCTV camera footage, we found the duo boarded the train bound to Madhya Pradesh,” said a police officer.
The Ambattur East police immediately started tracking the trains that were headed towards North India. The Railway Protection Force caught hold of them at Nagpur railway station on Sunday.
A team from Ambattur East police station has already left for Nagpur to bring the boy back to Chennai along with the arrested duo. Police said that the culprits had already reached into a deal with a family for a handsome sum for the toddler and added that further investigations on child trafficking were underway.