Abducted Delhi child rescued from Bihar

Last Updated: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 16:10 hrs

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Love's labour was lost when a 35-year-old labourer who abducted a five-year-old girl in a bid to force her widowed mother to marry him was arrested, police said Sunday. The child was rescued from Bihar.

Sanjay Rai kidnapped the child from outside her house in Wazirpur area in north Delhi July 2, police said.

The mother of the girl told police that Rai had visited her house five days before the incident. Police later found that Rai was missing from his house in the same neighbourhood.

"On July 17, on a tip-off police laid a trap and arrested Rai from Sitamarhi district in Bihar. The girl was also rescued from his house," said a police officer.

The accused was in "one-sided love" with the girl's mother and planned the abduction to coerce her to agree to his marriage proposal, police said.

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