The local police won the hearts of the locals when it managed to locate three missing children of Sangrur and helped them to reunite with their families on Sunday.
The three kids were rescued from two cities of Rajasthan.
In the first case, siblings Rajeev and Meena were missing from September 26, 2015. They are children of Vijay, a resident of Ram Nagar Basti of Sangrur. The brother and sister are 16 and 10-year-old respectively. Both of them were rescued from Raayia Tunda village in Churu district of Rajasthan.
Police said an army man used to visit their home in Sangrur frequently. Police suspect that the army man took Meena and Rajeev with him and handed them over to Mukesh Kumar, a resident of Churu.
Police said Mukesh forcefully got married to Meena and also forced her brother Rajeev to live with them. When Meena and Rajeev tried to escape, Mukesh locked both of them in a room in his house, police added.
Police said both the children were recovered from a locked room in Mukesh’s house. Mukesh was arrested and further investigation is in progress. However, the army officer is yet to be arrested.
In another case, Sahil Kumar, a Class 7 student of a private school in Sangrur, went missing on January 18, 2016. He was rescued from Jaipur by the police.
Police said Sahil left home when his father scolded him. He stole Rs 4,000 from his father’s wallet and went to Delhi, where he came in contact with a person named Ashok Kumar. Ashok and Sahil stayed in a hotel for two days and later, Ashok took Sahil to Mathura and abandoned him due to fear of apprehension by police. However, Sahil managed to reach Jaipur.
Police said Ashok wanted to sell Sahil for money. With the help of Delhi Police and Railway Protection Force, Sangrur police laid a trap to rescue Sahil and finally traced him in Jaipur. Police arrested Ashok Kumar and further proceedings have been initiated against him.