Man ‘kidnaps’ 1-year-old daughter for revenge

Deccan Chronicle.  | ashita dadheech

Nation, Crime

The man used to beat his wife for not giving birth to a boy so she moved to her mother’s house in Mumbai.

Though the toddler’s mother feared that she would be killed, the Dindoshi police found her in less than 24 hours. (Photo: Representational Image)

Mumbai: In a shocking incident, a man allegedly kidnapped his own one-year-old daughter in Dindoshi. Though the toddler’s mother feared that she would be killed, the Dindoshi police found her in less than 24 hours.

The girl was handed over to her mother on Thursday morning. No FIR was registered, so no arrest was made, said a police official. According to police officials, the man used to beat his wife often so she moved to her mother’s house in Mumbai. The alleged kidnapping was an act of revenge.

According to the police, Renuka (22), the daughter of a domestic help Laxmi Devi (45), was married to Moham Tedullu (24), a resident of Tandur in Andhra Pradesh two years ago. Last June, Renuka delivered a girl and since then her mother-in-law had been torturing her for not giving birth to a boy. After repeatedly being assaulted by her mother-in-law and husband, Renuka moved to her mother’s house in Malad (east) on May 6.

Tedullu visited Mumbai on May 9 and stayed in Laxmi’s house, asking her to send Renuka back, but instead the latter demanded a divorce.

On May 10, when Renuka woke up she found her daughter missing and started searching for her everywhere. Later, she realised that Tedullu was also missing and chances are that he might have kidnapped her. Following this she went to the Dindoshi police station. “We kept Andhra Pradesh police officials in the loop, and dispatched our team from here immediately to rescue the girl,” said a police official.

On Wednesday, Hyderabad police inspector Sharif Khan intercepted Tedullu and handed over the girl to the Mumbai police. The next morning, officials reached the city and handed over the girl to her mother. “I am thankful to the police for saving my girl,” Renuka said.

(THIS STORY ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN THE ASIAN AGE AS MAY THE CASE BE)

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