Minor girl kidnapped from Assam found in Arunachal

From Our Correspondent

LAKHIMPUR, May 20: Lakhimpur Police managed to recover a 12-year old girl  kidnapped from Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh.

Regarding this success, Lakhimpur SP Aparna Natarajan, addressing media persons here on Sunday, said that the girl, a resident of the Bhimpora area, was kidnapped from Boginadi on May 8 while she, along with her grandmother, was waiting for vehicle to go to Lakhimpur Medical College and Hospital (LMCH). Two unidentified miscreants lifted them in an Alto car by force and told them that they would be taken to LMCH.

Later the miscreants took them to Arunachal Pradesh instead of the LMCH. At Jumi of Arunachal Pradesh, the kidnappers made the grandmother of the girl get off the car and took the girl with them. However, the old woman managed to come back to Boginadi with the help of Jumi gram pradhan.

At night that day, a case of kidnapping was registered at Boginadi Police Station regarding based on the statement of her grandmother. Since then, Lakhimpur Police had been relentlessly investigating the clueless case and finally managed to locate the girl in a place near Sangram Police Station under Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh.

The girl was engaged to work in a shop there owned by an Arunachaee family, the SP said, adding the kidnappers jad sold the girl to family for Rs. 1, 20,000.

A Lakhimpur Police team led by DSP (HQs) brought the girl to Lakhimpur on Saturday. As per the statement of the family, who purchased the girl, Lakhimpur Police managed to arrest both kidnappers, who on Sunday were presented before the court, which gave police remand. However, the SP declined to disclose the names of the kidnappers.

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