Baby kidnapped from home while parents were asleep, abandoned later
Kollam: A thief, who sneaked into a house through the back door, kidnapped a six-month-old baby who was sleeping next to parents. He then abandoned the baby and left when he was about to be caught while stealing from the neighbouring houses.
Thrikkovilvattom native Sheffeeq and Shamna’s daughter Shehsi was kidnapped on Thursday morning at 2 am. He then hid the baby and went on to rob the houses of Cherikkonam natives Husaiba and Husain. However, he escaped when Husaiba spotted him at her house and started screaming. Following this, the thief tried to enter Husain’s house through the backdoor. Even though Husain tried to catch him, he escaped after attacking Husain.
However, Husain followed the thief and saw him throw away something while he escaped on his bike. Upon checking, Husain realised it was a baby and was the daughter of Shefeeq.
The parents came to know about the incident when the locals brought the child back to the house. The gold chain in the baby’s hand was found missing and it was taken to a private hospital in Kannanallur immediately and given primary treatment. The baby sustained injuries on its head. Later it was shifted to Palathara Cooperative hospital.
Kannanallur police registered a case and started investigation. They are also examining the cctv cameras installed in the neighbouring areas.