Missing child from Hazaribagh recovered from Koderma, Six accused involved in the incident including a couple arrested

Ranchi: Police have recovered the missing child from Okni Sai Temple located in Lohsinghna police station area of Hazaribagh. He was recovered from Koderma. The child was sold to a couple in Koderma for Rs 2.95 lakh. A total of six people involved in this case have been arrested. Of these, two people were arrested from Meera Hotel located on Station Road, Ranchi.

Apart from this, four other people have been arrested from Hazaribagh. The arrested people have admitted their involvement in this case. According to information received from Hazaribagh Police, information about the child’s disappearance was received from near Sai Temple in Okni.

The child’s family members were searching at their level, but nothing could be found. After which, on the basis of the written application of the family members, an FIR was registered at Lohsingha police station (case number 272/23). After this the investigation of the case was started. 

In this sequence, suspect Kareena Devi was arrested on the basis of CCTV footage. Kareena Devi told in the confession statement that she along with Jyoti Rani, Kanhaiya Kumar Paswan and Nutan Devi had stolen the child. It has been sold to Geeta Devi’s husband Rohit Ravidas in Koderma for Rs 2.95 lakh.

During the investigation, Kareena Devi told that Jyoti Rani and Kanhaiya Kumar Paswan involved in this incident are currently in Chhattisgarh and will be in Ranchi on Monday. After receiving information from Kareena Devi, Hazaribagh police traced the couple and detained both of them from Meera Hotel located on Station Road in the capital Ranchi. Here he was strictly interrogated. After which both of them told that they have sold the child to Geeta Devi’s husband Rohit Ravidas of Koderma for Rs 2.95 lakh.

On the basis of this statement, a raid was conducted in Tilaiya Indrapuri locality of Koderma and the child was recovered. The name of the child is Paplu Kumar. His age is four years. His father’s name is Abhishek Kumar Gupta.

In the case of stealing and selling a child, Kareena Devi, resident of Kali Mandir, Ramnagar Road, Lohsinghna police station area of Hazaribagh, Nutan Devi of Shivpuri Hazaribagh, couple Jyoti Rani, resident of New Pundag of Pundag OP area of Ranchi, husband Kanhaiya Kumar Paswan, Koderma district.

Couple Geeta Devi, husband Rohit Ravidas, residents of Indrapuri located in Tilaiya police station area, have been arrested. The police have recovered half a dozen mobile phones used in the incident and the bed sheet used during child theft from the accused.

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