Thursday, September 21, 2023

5-year-old girl allegedly abducted by 22-year-old neighbour in Sakchi

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Jamshedpur : In a shocking incident, a 5-year-old girl was allegedly abducted by a 22-year-old youth from her house near Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) office in Sakchi last evening. The aggrieved parents turned up at the Sakchi police station and lodged an FIR against the suspect Rabi Lohar.

The child’s mother Misti Srivastava said in the FIR that Rabi who would stay along with his parents in the neighbourhood had started visiting her house since the past two months.

According to the FIR, at about 7 pm on Sunday, the accused youth and the victim child were watching TV when Misty had gone away to buy something from Sakchi market, leaving her sister-in-law Santoshi to look after the house. When she returned home, she found neither the victim nor the accused at home.

When there was no information about the missing girl, Misty along with husband Pintu Srivastava came to the Sakchi police station and lodged the FIR, alleging Rabi to have abducted the girl.

Officer-incharge, Sakchi police station, Mohan Kumar Sharma confirmed about a case of abduction of a minor. ” We are searching for the girl who is missing from her house along with a youth of the neighbourhood. We suspect the youth Rabi Lohar might have abducted the girl with hidden motive,” said Sharma.

The officer-in-charge said as it was a case of abduction they have circulated the message about her through wireless and social media.

Rabi Lohar and the family of Misty Srivastava belong to less privileged section of the society. When Rabi’s father Sambhu works as a security guard in JNAC, Pintu Srivastava, father of the abducted victim, works at a furniture shop. The five-year-old girl is her parent’s elder child, the younger is a three-year-old son.

A police officer on condition of anonymity said that a child-trafficking racket is on in the region and may be the five-year-old girl who gone missing from the house on Sunday might have fallen victim to such racket.

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