Family of kidnapped girl protests against police

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Dec 03, 2014 20:51 IST

The family of a 20-year-old girl, who was allegedly kidnapped in Kishanpura locality here on Tuesday, staged a dharna at the local Company Chowk on Wednesday morning.

The family members of the girl raised slogans against the police and demanded immediate rescue of the girl and the arrest of the accused.

However, the police have arrested the accused's brother Mantoo into custody and procured a two-day remand from a local court.

According to available information, the girl was allegedly abducted by a youth, identified as Chand, of her locality just four days ahead of her scheduled marriage on Tuesday night.

The family alleged that Chand was repeatedly threatening and warning them of dire consequences if they marry off the girl with "another boy'.

They further alleged that they were frightened by the threats issued by Chand due to which they did not lodge a complaint in this regard earlier and on Friday, he, with the support of his other family members, kidnapped the girl.

Police Station-3 SHO Bimal Kant said that a case has been registered against Chand who has gone absconding. The accused's brother Mantoo and three others have bween arrested and were remanded in two-day police custody.

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