Tirupati: Kidnapped Veera rescued within 24 hours

Tirupati cops traced the abductor by tracking her cellphone signals.

TIRUPATI: In a major breakthrough, three-month-old Veera, who was kidnapped from Tirumala on Sunday, was rescued within 24 in Tirupati. The alleged kidnapper, Jettipittala Thulasi, 21, was taken into custody by the local police who traced by tracking her cellphone signals.

According to Tirupati Urban SP K.K.N Anbu Rajan, Thulasi was found to be working at a hotel in Tirumala and was married to one Sai of Pallipattu of Tamil Nadu.

“Thulasi is from Karveti Nagaram mandal in Chittoor district. She became pregnant twice but had to abort the foetus, and her husband deserted her. Depressed over this, she thought of raising a baby and decided to abduct one,” Mr Rajan said,

Thulasi reportedly arrived at Tirumala 45 days ago and started working at a hotel. After finishing her work, she would roam the town in search of an opportunity to kidnap a baby. On Sunday night, she noticed Veera sleeping with his parents in the first floor of the SV Shopping Complex at Tirumala. She did a recce at the premises and abducted the infant at about 4 am.

After the parents lodged a complaint with the Tirumala police, the SP formed special teams, released posters of the baby and the photograph of the abductor secured from CCTV footage.

Police received several responses which said that she was seen at the hotel. Police went there, retrieved her details and tracked her cellphone signal. This led them to a house in Mangalam quarters on the outskirts of Tirupati where she was staying. The SP handed over Veera to his parents. The nabbed abductor was sent to remand.

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