Four men, who allegedly abducted a 15-year-old girl from north Delhi in broad daylight on Tuesday, were detained in Sonepat town in Haryana and brought back here along with the girl, police said.
The police control room in Delhi received a call on Tuesday afternoon from a woman that four men in a Maruti 800 car, bearing a Haryana vehicle registration number, had abducted her niece and fled.
A police officer said that the woman reported that she and her niece were going to buy medicines in Jehangirpuri area, when the four men forced both of them into their car, and drove some distance before dropping her off, and fleeing with the girl.
The Haryana police were immediately informed and the accused were intercepted near the Sector-23 police post in Sonepat.
"The men and the girl have been brought back to Delhi. We are recording the statement of the victim before registering a case and making any arrest. We are looking into the matter and the accused are under detention," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (north Delhi) Sagarpreet Hooda.
However, according to the police, preliminary investigations suggest it was not a case of kidnapping.
"There is some financial dispute between the two sides. It seems that men had settled on taking the girl in lieu of cash. We are investigating the case," said a policeman.