Home / News / World /  Four Indian-origin people, including 8-month-old child, abducted in US

Four people were taken from Merced County in California on October 3 (local time), according to authorities. Among them were an 8-month-old baby girl and her parents. According to a statement released by the Merced County Sheriff's Office on Monday, 39-year-old Amandeep Singh, 36-year-old Jasdeep Singh, 27-year-old Jasleen Kaur, and their 8-month-old kid Aroohi Dheri were taken.

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The suspect has been described by police as being dangerous and armed, reported ABC 10.

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As the investigation is still in its early stages, few details regarding the incident have been made public, but authorities have stated that the four were taken without their will from a shop in the 800 Block of South Highway 59, reported ABC 30. The claimed kidnapping happened on a street that is dotted with shops and eateries.

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"We're asking the public not to approach the suspect or victim," the sheriff's office said in its statement on Monday.

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The culprit and victims were advised to not to approach the suspect, and anyone who saw them was urged to dial 911. A techie of Indian descent named Tushar Atre was discovered dead in his girlfriend's car in 2019 a few hours after the head of a US digital marketing firm was reportedly abducted from his opulent California house.

(With ANI inputs)

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