Girl (3) arrested for armed robbery and disturbing peace
A three-year-old Indian girl has been arrested for armed robbery and disturbing the peace after feuding neighbours filed a malicious complaint, police said last night.
The girl, who has been identified only by her nickname Guddi, was at home with her family when police arrived in force to arrest her.
Her family believe the officers had been sent by local leaders of Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party, who are locked in a feud with other people in their village near Jhansi.
When they arrived, they demanded the suspect be brought out for questioning and became increasingly forceful as the family tried to persuade them there had been a mistake.
When the officers insisted and the parents presented their three-year-old infant, the police realised they had been given false information.
According to her parents, the attempt to incarcerate her was not the first time she had been accused of armed robbery.