The literal meaning of kidnapping is child stealing. Kidnapping may be of two kinds:
Kidnapping from lawful guardianship.
When a grown-up person or a minor
is conveyed beyond the limits of
Kidnapping from lawful guardianship
Whoever, takes, or entices
any minor, under sixteen years of age if a male, and under eighteen years of age if a female.
any person of unsound mind
out of the lawful guardian of such minor or person of unsound mind
without the consent of such lawful guardian,
is said to kidnap such minor or person from lawful guardianship.
The person or minor kidnapped must be taken out of the possession of the parent by any means, forcible or otherwise, and the consent of the person kidnapped does not lessen the offence. If a person kidnapped is grown-up and of sound mind then it is not covered under this section.
Whoever kidnaps any person from