Couple held for kidnapping child from India Gate

June 24th, 2009 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) A couple who allegedly kidnapped a two-year-old girl from India Gate Thursday last week and abandoned her a day later, has been arrested, police said Wednesday.
Jugal Kishore and Rekha were caught by a team of Delhi Police from outside the national capital. The police, however, refused to say from where and when the couple were arrested.

“We are taking the couple to Delhi,” a senior police officer said.

The girl, Gungun, was found at a temple in central Delhi’s Jhandewalan 40 hours after she went missing from India Gate lawns Thursday.

The girl had come to India Gate with her parents. While her parents went to the car to get some food, Gungun, who was playing with a balloon, went missing.

When the news of girl going missing hit the headlines, the couple got frightened and abandoned the girl at a temple, police said.

-Indo-Asian News Service

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