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2-month-old child of pavement dwellers kidnapped

A two-month-old infant was allegedly kidnapped by an unidentified man from a pavement in the Pydhonie area of south Mumbai, police said.

The parents of the baby boy are pavement dwellers on Nagdevi Street and the incident took place when the couple was sleeping last night.

The accused, said to be a man walking with a limp, was accompanied by a woman, an infant and a boy aged between 10-12 years. Police said that the child was carried off when he was asleep.

On waking up this morning, the boy’s mother, Savitri Bhoir (20), saw that her child was missing and immediately approached police.

Senior inspector Sunil Kawlekar of Pydhonie police station said, “The act of the culprit, who ensured that nobody saw him while lifting the baby, has been captured on a CCTV camera installed outside a shop there.”

Those accompanying the accused could be his family members, the officer said.

“An FIR has been registered under relevant sections of IPC. The culprit was limping and is aged between 30 and 35 years. A hunt is on to track him down,” Kawlekar added.

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