Tirupati: A woman kidnapped a six-month-old infant from Renigunta railway station. The incident came to light after the child's mother, Swarnalatha, lodged a complaint with Renigunta urban police on 3 March.

Tirupati urban superintendent A. Ramesh Reddy asked Renigunta urban police to register an FIR and launch operations to trace the abducted baby. According to the police, the baby was abducted by a woman on the premises of the Renigunta railway station on 2 March around 11.30 p.m.

Five years ago, Swarnalatha married Sivudu of Tadipatri town in Anantapur district. Due to some disputes between the couple, Swarnalatha started living with her parents in Renigunta. Later, she had disputes with her parents, too, and since the past one week, she had been living on the platform of Renigunta station.

While she was living in the railway station, a woman, Anita, befriended her and promised her a job, a good salary, and even gave clothes for the baby. Anita abducted the baby when Swarnalatha had gone out of the station.

Swarnalatha immediately approached the Renigunta railway police. She told the police that Anita worked as a sweeper at the station and spoke in Tamil. Initially, the railway police refused to register a case. She then approached the Renigunta urban police who registered a zero FIR and started an investigation. After checking the CCTV footage police teams were sent to Tamil Nadu and Vijayawada. Renigunta urban circle inspector Anju Yadav said they had obtained a photograph of the kidnapper which was forwarded to all police stations in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka.

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