Bengaluru: What was supposed to be a long and arduous journey to meet the chief minister of Karnataka in Bengaluru has turned out to be a disaster for a visually-impaired couple from Raichur.

Basavaraj and Chinna arrived in Majestic on Saturday along with their 8-month-old son Sagar. As they arrived in Majestic, the mother Chinna fed the baby with some snacks. Unable to bear the spice in the food, the child began to cry. At this juncture, a woman came to their rescue, allegedly as a saviour. As the baby continued to cry, the woman asked the couple to hand him over in an obvious bid to pacify her.

However, it was at this point that the script changed. On the pretext of pacifying the child, the woman ran away, holding the child in her arms. In simple terms, it was a case of kidnapping.

When the couple got to know that their son had been kidnapped, they raised an alarm. People around them gathered and helped the couple register a case at the Upparpet police station.

Speaking to media, Ravi D Channanavar, DCP, West, said the police have received the complaint from the couple and two teams have been formed to trace the missing child.

Basavaraj is a singer by profession in Raichur. He earns his bread by singing in orchestras. During his free time, he also teaches singing. The couple married three-and-a-half years ago.

It is said that the couple lives in abject poverty. Their condition is so bad that they don’t even have a roof above their head. That is precisely the reason why they came to meet HD Kumaraswamy and seek his help. But as fate would have it, their condition has gone from bad to worse.