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Gurgaon: Relatives of ‘missing’ minor girl block Alwar-Gurgaon Road to protest

The residents said they would write to the President if the girl isn’t rescued by June 2

gurgaon Updated: May 28, 2017 23:39 IST
HT correspondent
HT correspondent
Hindustan Times
President Pranab Mukherjee,Alwar-Gurgaon road,Gurgaon
BEST QUALITY- Residents of a village at Sohna in Gurgaon on Sunday blocked Sohna road for more than an hour demanding action by the police in kidnapping of a minor girl. Even women took up lathis and clashed with the police. (HT Photo**Pics received on May 28, 2017**(Please check with rashpal.singh for details)

A group of around 30 women, armed with sticks, on Sunday protested on the Alwar-Gurgaon road to demand the safe return of a minor girl who was allegedly abducted five days ago.

The male members of the abducted girl’s family, along with others, joined the protesters later and had a minor clash with the police who tried to drive the agitators away and clear the road for traffic flow.

The protesters, before dispersing, held a meeting in the area and threatened to wave black flags when President Pranab Mukherjee visits the area on June 2.

A group of protesters had on Wednesday too blocked Sohna road for almost an hour demanding action by the police.

Residents said that the 17-year-old had allegedly gone missing from Baluda Marg on Tuesday and expressed fears that she might have been kidnapped. The family members of the missing girl said they would commit mass suicide if the police did not act quickly.

The protests on Sunday took a violent turn after the police lathi charged the protesters to clear the blocked Alwar-Gurgaon road. This further angered the crowd who then resorted to pelting stones at police officers who were present at the spot. No one was injured in the incident.

Even though the police had promised to rescue the girl within 48 hours after an FIR on Wednesday, nothing has been done so far, claimed a resident of Sohna ward 5. The residents of the area said that they will launch a mass movement in few days if the girl did not return home.

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Mahender Jajoria, who is a close relative of the victim, said that the villagers had collectively decided to write a letter to the President regarding the inefficiency of the police force if the missing girl did not return by June 2. “We have already submitted a memorandum to the district commissioner on Wednesday,” Jajoria said.

The police claimed that they were still in the process of investigating the case and were trying to join the dots to find out more about the incident.

“Four police teams are searching for the girl. We are also looking into her mobile phone call details. Raids are being conducted at various places of Gurgaon and Sohna,” said Mukesh Kumar, SHO, Sohna City police station.

First Published: May 28, 2017 23:39 IST