Gurgaon: Sohna residents block main road demanding rescue of missing girl
The 17-year-old girl went missing five days ago from Baluda Marg.gurgaon Updated: May 24, 2017 22:14 IST
The villagers of Sohna on Wednesday protested and blocked the main road after police failed to find a 17-year-old girl who has been allegedly missing for the last five days from Baluda Marg.
The father of the missing girl had warned the administration that he will commit suicide if the girl did not return home, but the police failed to locate and rescue her, the villagers claimed.
On Thursday, the girl’s mother also threatened to kill herself if her daughter wasn’t rescued.
Hundreds of villagers shouted slogans against the alleged inaction of police and blocked traffic. A large number of women, carrying sticks, also participated in the protest and slowed the movement of traffic on the busy Sohna Road.
Residents of Sohna were affected by the traffic jam that lasted from 10.15am to 11.15am. Traffic was badly affected as the road connecting Palwal, Ballabhgarg, Alwar, Nuh,Rewari, Delhi and Gurgaon was blocked.
The officials of district administration rushed to the spot and assured locals that the girl will be rescued and handed over her family members within two days.
Additional police personnel were deployed in the village and the surrounding areas to avoid escalation of tension.
The villagers also submitted a memorandum to the district commissioner on Wednesday and issued an ultimatum to the police and administration saying they will enforce a road blockade again if the girl isn’t rescued within the next two days.
“The police assured that girl will be rescued within next 48 hours. We will launch an agitation if the government does not deliver,” Mahender Jajoria, who is a close relative of the victim.
They demanded that the police locate and rescue the girl at the earliest and bring her abductors, if any, to book. They also called for more security in the areas around the village so that such incidents are not repeated.
As soon as word of the blockade reached police, senior officials including tehsildar Vijay Yadav, SP Brahm Singh and other officials reached the spot to enforce order.
SP Brahm Singh told the protesters that this matter is being investigated by the Crime Branch and assured them that the police will make all efforts to rescue the girl within the next 48 hours.
“Three teams, including one by the crime branch, have been constituted to track down the missing girl,” Mukesh Kumar, SHO, Sohna City police station.
It was only after assurances from the police that the protesters finally lifted the blockade.
First Published: May 24, 2017 22:14 IST