Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh): A 18-month-old baby from Maharashtra was stolen by a man in Tirumala, the abode of Lord Venkateswara, a police official said Saturday

The baby was taken away from his parents while they were sleeping in an open area before offering prayers on the hill shrine on Friday morning, superintendent of police KKN Anburajan told mediapersons here.

Based on a complaint from the baby's parents, police registered a case and examined the footage of CCTVs which showed the boy being carried away by a man wearing a monkey cap.

Police teams have been sent to Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Karnataka to catch the abductor and rescue the baby. (PTI)

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