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Kerala: The Abducted Girl Is Still Needed, But There Is No Hope

A six-year-old girl was taken from Pooyappally in southern Kerala one day ago; her whereabouts are still unclear.

The cops have not been able to locate the toddler despite their heightened attempts.theindiaprint.com abigel sara reji abduction 20231128084901 11zon

On Tuesday, a police official said that every possibility is being considered in order to find the missing youngster.

The police have also issued a sketch of a person they believe to be a kidnapper.

According to the boy’s testimony to police, the girl and her eight-year-old brother were taken while she was attending tuition courses by a group of four people, presumed to include a woman. The kidnappers arrived in a white automobile.

The girl was taken away in the automobile by the abductors, who shoved the kid away when he attempted to stop them, according to a Pooyappally police station officer on Monday.

According to the authorities, the victim’s brother hurt his knees attempting to rescue his sister.

The police claim that the incident happened on Monday between 4 and 4.30 p.m.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan ordered the state police to step up their probe on Monday as worries about the abducted toddler increased.

According to a statement from his office, he had instructed the state police head to make sure the matter was thoroughly and promptly investigated.

Additionally, Vijayan had said that authorities are actively looking for the girl and asked people to refrain from disseminating false accounts of the event.

Images shown on TV news programs purport to show two calls for ransom that the kidnappers made.

They first sought Rs 5 lakh and subsequently increased that amount.

As heard in the audio clip of the alleged second ransom call that was shown on television, the kidnappers claimed that the girl was safe and uninjured and would be released on Tuesday morning provided that Rs 10 lakh was paid.

The parents had also been advised by the kidnappers not to call the police.

Before that, a few hours after the abduction, the parents got a call asking Rs 5 lakh as ransom.

The hunt for the child has been stepped up by the police, who are inspecting cars on all main and small routes in the southern districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, and Kollam.

Images showed police personnel examining cars on the roadways, particularly those with white paint jobs.

The children’s parents work as nurses at two different private hospitals.

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