Payyannur: A man paid dearly for fighting with his wife. The native of Vaikom who left his wife’s house in a jiffy along with four children was accused of child trafficking by his fellow passengers on a public bus. Ultimately, he had to call his wife to a police station to prove his innocence.
The family was visiting the woman’s house at Padiyottuchal when the couple had an argument. The man returned to his house with the children at night. As soon as he boarded a bus to Payyannur, the exhausted older children fell asleep. The younger child, aged just three months, started crying. The fellow passengers grew suspicious. Some of them suggested that the man was kidnapping the children. Some others shot his video along with the children and posted on social media.
He was asked to wake up the children. Someone even tried to splash water on the children to wake them and ask them about their family.
The bus was eventually diverted to the Payyannur police station. The police had asked the driver to go to the station after someone reported a possible kidnap attempt.
The man said that he was just returning home from his wife’s house. The woman, in the meantime, had lodged a complaint with the Cherupuzha police station that her husband had gone away with four children.
The police summoned the woman to the station, where she said that they were family. The woman cops collected the details from her and let the family go to her house by around 10:30 pm.