A 16-old-girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her two Facebook “friends” from near her house in Panaji, was rescued within hours, Goa police said on Tuesday.
After the rescue operation last night, the Goa police nabbed two persons. While one of them Shabbir Babasaheb Sayed (21) was arrested, the other one, a minor boy, was sent to a state-run juvenile home.
“The college-going girl was kidnapped in a white car and we rescued her within three hours. She has been handed over to the family,” Porvorim Police inspector Jivba Dalvi, who headed the rescue operation, told PTI.
The duo connected with the girl through social networking site Facebook. On Monday, they asked her to meet near her house in Porvorim locality and abducted her.
As the girl did not return home, her family lodged a missing complaint, the police said.
Dalvi said police printed photos of most of her Facebook friends and showed to some informants who confirmed the girl was seen near her house with two of them.
Acting on a tip-off, police combed the entire locality and traced the location of the duo. “The duo was still travelling with the girl when they were nabbed in Porvorim,” he added.
The police have sent the girl for a medical examination at Goa Medical college and Hospital.
A case under relevant section of IPC has been registered against the accused and investigations are underway, police said.