Police have arrested Manish Kumar Gupta of Janakpur on the charge of his involvement in the kidnapping of a two- year-old baby girl. Sanigya, the daughter of Babita Shah, a doctor at Thapathali-based Maternity Hospital was abducted on January 25 and rescued same day.
Police succeeded in tracking his hideout at Bhittamod of Mahottari last night and arrested him, said Kathmandu Police Range spokesperson Hobindra Bogati.
He would be soon brought to the capital and will made public through a press meet today itself. He allegedly picked up the girl from her Koteshwor-based home. The Gupta’s family in Janakpur received the ransom same day and he absconded leaving the girl in front of Tilganga-based Ganesh Hotel.
It is found that his wife Archana Gupta received the ransom in Janakpur. She was arrested the same day and police has filed a case against her. She presently is in police custody.