Man who left baby Falak with girlfriend arrested

Last Updated: Sat, Feb 11, 2012 13:01 hrs

New Delhi: The man, who left baby Falak with his teenaged girlfriend, was arrested here on early Saturday morning with police claiming that he wanted to adopt the two-year-old girl as his son was very sick.

32-year-old Raj Kumar alias Mohd Dilshad was apprehended from New Delhi Railway Station after analysing his bank transactions and information provided by informers, Chhaya Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (south), said.

Police have also arrested one Pratima in connection with the incident.

The case which came to light in January last week had its twists and turns and police have arrested a total of ten persons. Falak was brought to the AIIMS Trauma Centre on January 18 with severe head injury, both her arms broken, bite marks all over her body and her cheeks branded with hot iron.

Falak's mother Munni was tricked into a second marriage by three women out of which two -- Laxmi and Kanta choudhry -- were arrested. The trio had promised that her three children will be taken care of.

"We knew that Raj Kumar was having bank accounts in HDFC and ICICI. His bank statements were analyzed on daily basis to know the possible withdrawal of the money from the bank. Help of informers was also taken to locate and apprehend him," Sharma said.

During interrogation, Sharma said, he told police that he wanted to adopt Falak as his own child was very sick. "He thought he will have Falak with him and his wife while his own child will be with his in-laws. There is no angle of trafficking," she said.

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