The Visakhapatnam City Police arrested nine members for allegedly kidnapping children on Friday (23-8-2019). A total of five children have been rescued from the gang by the city police. Based on a complaint received from a woman N Kanthamma in Gopalapatnam police station, the police nabbed the culprits. N Kanthamma complained that her two-year-old son Abhiram was kidnapped by an auto-driver Sekhar when she came to Simhachalam temple. She came to know of Sekhar two days before in Paderu and exchanged the phone number with him. Later, the duo went to Simhachalam in an auto-rickshaw. When she went to a washroom, Sekhar fled from the spot with her child and her luggage. The accused were identified as B Nagamani, J Anand, T Sumanth Kumar, M Lakshmi, M Jyothi, Chandana Devi, Chandana Eswara Rao, B Rambabu and Mohammed Ziauddin. They have been involved in abduction and selling the babies.