Women kidnap kids for jewellery

A group of women has been targeting schoolkids in the city
Hyderabad: A group of women has been targeting schoolkids in the city. The women lure the children to isolated places, then steal their gold jewellery. Later the children are abandoned in some other location. According to the cops, these women are a part of the "Nandigama Gang".
They are from the Krishna district and have inter-state operations. Students at local government schools and Anganwadi centres are their chosen targets. They keep away from private schools.
Two such kidnapping incidents were reported in Vanasthalipuram and Meerpet within a span of a fortnight. While in the first case, the accused had deceived a seven-year-old girl, claiming to be a relative, in the second case, N. Anusha, aged four, was lured with a chocolate on Thursday evening. She was found on Friday morning. In both the cases, the accused women were in their thirties, had dark complexion and messy hair.
“In the recent cases, it has been found that their motive is to steal from the kids, not harm them. But we need to be cautious. Both parents and school managements must take measures to prevent such incidents,” said an official from the Gopalapuram police station.
Officials have cautioned parents and asked them to accompany their kids to school. “The kidnappers do not target kids from private schools, as the security in private schools is better. Government schools cannot boast of good security infrastructure. Parents either need to accompany their kids to the school and back home, or arrange for transportation,” said P. Shankar Yadav, inspector of police, Meerpet.
He added that school authorities should make it a point to deploy security personnel and restrict entry of unauthorised individuals. Senior officials from the LB Nagar Zone said notices have been issued to the school authorities requesting them to improve security measures. “We are identifying government schools and will increase visible policing to prevent such incidents. Patrolling will also be increased,” said P. Viswa Prasad, DCP LB Nagar.
( Source : dc correspondent )
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