On Friday, a 10-year-old girl rescued her two-year-old cousin and herself from a kidnapper Ghatkopar's Pant Nagar.
According to the Mid-Day, the 10-year-old girl had come to Mumbai a few days back with her mother and brother from Satara. They had come to Mumbai to see her grandfather who is unwell. Her father arrived on Friday morning.
The incident took place on Friday morning when the 10-year-old girl's mother asked her to buy a soap from a local general store near their relative's house in Govandi. But while going out she took her two-year-old cousin with her. Later, when they didn't return for an hour, the family began to search them. After they were unable to find them, the family approached Deonar police station.
Later, the mother recieved a call from an unknown number, it was the 10-year-old girl who said she was with a traffic policeman at Pant Nagar. The girls were handed over to them later. The 10-year-old's father told the Mid-Day, "when they went to the general store, a woman, supposedly in her 30s, took the two-year-old with her saying she would give her a chocolate. Seeing that, the older girl followed them. The woman took the girls with her and got into an auto. My daughter realised something was wrong and decided to wait for an opportunity to get away."
After the auto stopped at a signal in Laxmi Nagar at Pant Nagar, the 10-year-old jumped out from the auto and ran towards a traffic cop. The cops have said that the kidnapper tried to run behind the 10-year-old but when she saw the girl approaching police the kidnapper also dropped the younger girl and fled from the spot. The cops have said that they have images of the kidnapper from CCTV footage and the girl has also has identified her.