Kollam, Nov 28, 2023: The six-year-old Kerala girl, who went missing on Monday evening, has been found in an abandoned state from Asramam Maidan in Kollam. The girl was found by Kerala Police after 20 hours of search.
A statewide search operation was launched for the six-year-old girl, who was kidnapped while she was on her way to tuition in Kerala’s Kollam district on Monday.
Hours after the incident, the chief minister directed the state police chief to ensure a flawless and speedy investigation into the incident.
Television news channels on Monday reported that a ransom call was received by the girls’ parents from the kidnappers demanding Rs 10 lakh for the safe return of the girl.
Soon after the call, Kerala Police intensified the search for the girl, with vehicles being checked on all major and minor roads in the southern districts of Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Thiruvananthapuram.
According to the eight-year-old brother of the girl, the kidnappers came in a white car and abducted the girl. There were suspected to be four in number including a woman.
The victim’s brother suffered injuries to his knees while trying to save his sister, police said.
The incident occurred between 4 pm and 4.30 pm on Monday.
The parents of the children are nurses in two separate private hospitals.
Courtesy: India Today