Thiruvananthapuram: A five-year-old baby girl who was found dead at a BMTC bus stop in Majestic was found in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu.
Lokita is a reunited child. John Joseph (55), a native of Kerala, who is based in Bangalore, has been found guilty of the crime. The child will be handed over to the parents after the legal process is completed, police said.
Her grandfather Vijay Kumar, who had been suffering from the flu for a month, had taken her to the Tawakkal Maskan Dargah in Cottonpet on September 18 and brought the amulet.
Majestic arrived at the BMTC bus stop at noon to return home to Coxtown. John Joseph came to Majestic to go to Tamil Nadu. At the station, Joseph’s 10-year-old son was playing with a girl who was with her on the bus. John Joseph takes the girl together while boarding the bus.
The girl’s grandfather had lodged a case at Upparapet. The accused, John Joseph, who had gone to Tamil Nadu’s second wife’s home with his son, then proceeded to Kerala.
As the girl continued to weep, the police there questioned children on the Tamil Nadu and Kerala border. The kidnapping case came to light when police there suspected John Joseph and the child.
John inquired of Joseph and told him that the child was being rescued by a beggar.