Efforts by a brave man saved a young girl from New Delhi from being abducted and raped by six men in this Sikh holy city. Four of the men have been arrested.
The girl told Isher Singh, the man who rescued her from the clutches of her would-be rapists, that she is the daughter of an Indian Army officer and had come from New Delhi.
Six men were involved in the incident and four of them had been arrested, said Amritsar Police chief Sidanshu Srivastava on Friday evening. The van in which they were travelling has been impounded. A search has been launched to nab the other two men.
The men were identified as owners of a liquor shop, said the official.
The men had in an inebriated condition forcibly pushed the girl into their Maruti van near the city's famous landmark Hall Gate on Thursday morning. She was on her way to the Golden Temple and was looking for some transport at the time.
She had reportedly arrived from Delhi early in the morning to visit the shrine and meet relatives.
When the men tried to drive away with her, local resident Isher Singh, who was returning from the Golden Temple, saw her being pushed into the van. He chased the van in his vehicle and forced it to stop near Rambagh.
The valiant Isher Singh entered into a physical fight with the men and the girl managed to free herself and rushed to Singh's car. Her clothes had been torn by the men in their bid to rape her.
He took her to a local police station. When he went along with the police to locate the van and the kidnappers, the girl quietly slipped away from the police station without lodging a complaint.
According to Srivastava, the police had no clue about the identity of the girl and were trying to locate her bag, which could give them some clues to her identity.
Isher Singh registered a police case against the men.