Tirupati: Tirupati urban police reunited the six-month-old baby, who had been kidnapped from Renigunta railway station on 2 March, with the mother on 5 March. Police arrested five persons, the main accused J. Ambika, Mariyamma, Subbarathnam, Kumar, and Ganga.

Tirupati urban police superintendent A. Ramesh Reddy said the child’s mother, G. Swarnalatha, a resident of Takkupalli village under Putluru mandal in Anantapur, had some disputes with her husband and had been living at Renigunta station for the past 10 days along with her six-month-old boy. An unidentified woman from Tamil Nadu befriended Swarnalatha and abducted the child on Monday. The Renigunta police had registered a case and started an investigation.

Mr Ramesh Reddy said the police formed four special teams to track the abducted baby from CCTV footage from the railway station and nearby areas. They were able to track the movements of the accused woman who was identified as Ambika from Tamil Nadu. The police deputed a team to visit Tamil Nadu while another team conducted searches in Tirupati. The cops found the kidnapper at Puttur railway station in Chittoor on 5 March, said the SP.

Ambika is from Arakkonam in Vellore district in Tamil Nadu. She is married to Muthu Kumar and the couple has no children. She was in search of a baby and reached Renigunta railway station a month ago and entered into a deal with Mariyamma, Subbarathnam, Kumar, and Ganga to kidnap Swarnalatha’s baby.

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