Kidnapped Indian girl rescued from Nepal

Updated on Oct 21, 2014 03:38 PM IST
A 10-year-old Indian girl who was kidnapped last month from Bihar has been rescued from her captors in Nepal.
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Hindustan Times | By, Kathmandu

A 10-year-old Indian girl who was kidnapped last month from Bihar has been rescued from her captors in Nepal.

The victim, Sonu Kumari Singh, who hails from Sitamarhi in Bihar, was rescued by Armed Police Force personnel posted at Jaleshwor in the Indo-Nepal border on Monday following a tip off.

Four unidentified youths had kidnapped the Class 5 student of Rajakiya Kanya Secondary School on September 8 while she was returning home from her school.

Based on specific information, a police team raided a hideout in Mahotarri district of Nepal and rescued the girl. A search operation is underway to nab the kidnappers who fled the scene on seeing the police and left the girl behind.

A frail Sonu disclosed that the kidnappers used to blindfold her during day and kept changing locations frequently. She feared for her life and was unaware that she had been brought to Nepal.

The girl was handed over to Bihar Police in presence of her parents who had reached Jaleshwor on hearing of her rescue. Sonu’s father Nawal Kishore told the police she was kidnapped as a result of a property dispute between him and his relatives.

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    Utpal is an assistant editor based in Guwahati. He covers all eight states of North-East and was previously based in Kathmandu, Dehradun and Delhi with Hindustan Times .

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