A police officer said that an FIR in this regard was being lodged and an alert has been sounded in the city. (Representational Image)
LUDHIANA: A couple allegedly kidnapped a four-month-old boy from a slum area near grain market in on Friday night.
The accused reached there in a car on the pretext of donating clothes among the slum dwellers an fled after snatching the baby from her mother.
Kanhaiya told police that his wife came to know that a couple was in the area to donate woolen clothes. She also reached there with the baby in her arms. As soon as his wife reached near the accused woman, she pushed her and snatched the baby. His wife raised an alarm, however, the accused fled with the baby in a car.
Thereafter, his wife called him and narrated the incident. Following this, the police were called, Kanhaiya said.
A police officer said that an FIR in this regard was being lodged and an alert has been sounded in the city. Further, police are scanning the CCTVs installed near the spot, he added.