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Abducted Bengali girl rescued

An eight-year-old girl, who was abducted from Durgapur, was rescued from Naxalite-dominated Gaya.

india Updated: May 15, 2006 02:42 IST
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An eight-year-old girl, who was abducted by three motorcycle borne miscreants from this steel town, was rescued from Naxalite-dominated Gaya district in Bihar, police said on Sunday.

On Thursday morning, Annu Bharati Mondol, a student of Class II of DTPS Primary School, while returning home from school was abducted by unidentifed miscreants, police said.

The abductors then took the child to Mohammadpur village in Gaya, police said.

On Friday, Manoj Mandal, father of the girl, received two phone calls and was told to cough off Rs 3.5 lakh. He rejected the demand and lodged a complaint with the local police station.

After receiving the FIR, Durgapur Police swung into action and held two suspected youths, Prahallad Singh and Karu Shaw from Maya Bazar area, who gave clues about whereabouts.

A police team left for Gaya on tip-off and successfully traced the girl and subsequently rescued her from an abandoned house in a dense forest in Mohammadpur.

Durgapur police returned this morning along with the girl.

Additional Superintendent of police Anand Kumar said, the kingpin of the racket Shafique Alam, a tailor master by profession could not be arrested."

He said a group of criminals headed by Alam operated within peripheral districts of Bengal and Bihar and its main activity was to abduct teenage girls and initially use them for begging and finally selling brothels.