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Child kidnapped from Golden Temple complex

Amritsar, June 8

Manjit Singh shows a picture of his son who was kidnapped from the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Saturday. Photo: Sameer Sehgal

Manjit Singh shows a picture of his son who was kidnapped from the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Saturday. Photo: Sameer Sehgal

A three-year-old child was allegedly kidnapped from the Golden Temple complex late last night. The boy, Gurmilap Singh, was sleeping with his family, which belongs to Ferozepur, when he was kidnapped by an unidentified woman. The victim’s father Manjit Singh, who was in a state of shock, refused to talk to the media. His elder brother Jaswinder Singh said the family was sleeping in the “parikarma” when around 1 am they found the boy missing.

“We tried to locate Gurmilap in the complex. But when we could not find him, we informed the police at 3.30 am,” he said.

A CCTV footage shows the suspect was accompanied by three more persons, a woman and two men. They disappeared soon after kidnapping the boy at around12.15 am and left the complex from the main entrance.

Sukhwinder Singh Randhawa, Station House Officer (SHO), Kotwali police station, said the police had registered a case under Sections 363 and 365 of the IPC. He said the family could not identity the suspects when they were shown the CCTV footage.

“We are not sure about the motive of the kidnappers. The family has so far not received any ransom call. We have sounded an alert and police teams have been deputed at the railway station and bus stand,” the SHO said, adding that CCTV footages of toll plazas would also be scanned.

Condemning the incident, SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said the strength of task force would be enhanced so that no such incident took place in future. He said he would review the current security arrangements on the Golden Temple premises.

 

Source: Tribune News Service

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