Hyderabad: The Rachakonda police rescued a two-year-old within 30 hours after he was kidnapped and also arrested the accused on 7 April.

According to the police, on 6 April the child's mother Manju took the two-year-old Abhilash to Kothapet crossroads to beg. In the afternoon, she went to relieve herself and left the child alone under a tree. When she came back the boy was gone. The police registered a case and started an investigation.

The Saroonagar police reached the spot and checked the CCTV footage. They found that a stranger, who looked to be around 45 years old, had approached the child and abducted him. The Rachakonda commissioner of police pressed the Saroornagar police and IT cell teams into action.

The teams tracked the CCTV footage from various places and traced the accused, Manupati Muthaiah (45), to Anthampet village in Marriguda mandal. They arrested the man and rescued the child.

The police found that Manupati Muthaiah had married twice but both his wives had left him. He used to work as a labourer in Saroornagar. On Tuesday, he found the child alone on the street and abducted him with the intention of raising him as his own.

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