A 22-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping two children in order to pressure their mother into marrying him, the police said on Friday. The incident was reported from northeast Delhi’s Jafrabad area. The accused, Raja, was arrested on Thursday from Ghaziabad and the children, aged eight and 10 were rescued, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast) AK Singla.
The children’s father, in a complaint to police on July 18, said the kids had been kidnapped from school and expressed suspicion that Raja, his wife’s friend, may have been involved. Police said the man had come in contact with the woman around two years back. He had received a call from her by mistake and since then they became friends.
The accused, who worked as a fruit seller, was tracked down through his Facebook account, police said.