A CCTV footage has captured the moment a man was trying to steal a 4-year-old girl in the Ludhiana of Punjab in Northern India on 17th September during the wee hours.
The video footage shows the man riding a cycle cart approaching near the child who was in deep sleep and was sleeping with her parents outside her house as it was a humid night.
The man is then seen gradually lifting the child and placing her on the cart.
Her mother who happens to hear some sound wakes up just in time only to spot the man around her, she then finds her baby lying on the cart instead of the bed.
Suspecting that the man was trying to steal her child, she raises an alarm that wakes up the other family members who were sleeping the same place.
She immediately pulls up the baby in her arms.
Sensing the attempt gone wrong, the child lifter immediately grabs his cycle cart and speeds away. The father is also seen chasing the culprit to catch hold of him but he was gone by then.
The police were informed who later arrested the culprit based on the CCTV footage.