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Five-year-old girl abducted girl recovered from Kanpur, one arrested


Jamshedpur: The five-year-old girl, who was abducted from her house in Sakchi on February 12, was traced in Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh last night. As the news reached the city, a team of police from steel city rushed to recover her.

The police managed to trace the victim after nabbing the 22-year-old abductor Rabi Lohar ( 22) from Bagunhatu in Sidhgora late last night. Rabi confessed to have abducted the five-year-old child from her house for selling her out somewhere in Uttar Pradesh.

Deputy superintendent of police (city) Animesh Nathani addressing media persons here this afternoon revealed that Rabi along with his associate had abducted the girl and had taken her to Kanpur for selling her out. Rabi’s associate Suraj Kumar is yet to be arrested.

“We were keeping a tag on the suspects and managed to make him confess. Both of them had planned to sell out the five-year-old girl to someone at Rs 25,000, but the girl was rescued by railway police in Kanpur station. As we got the information from the arrested Rabi, we sent a team of Sakchi police to Kanpur accompanied by the victim’s parents,” said Nathani.

The DSP (City) said that after abducting the girl, the eldest among two children of a furniture shop employee, in the evening of February 12, both Suraj and Rabi had boarded a UP-bound train.

” As per our findings after arriving at the Kanpur station, the duo were taking the girl along. But having seen a descent-looking girl in the company of youths, a section of the railway cops intercepted the two and started questioning them. On being asked, the duo said that the girl had gone missing and they were taking her to her parents. But as the police started grilling further, the two fled the scene, leaving the girl.

Then only the railway police rescued the girl. Having fled Kanpur, Rabi had returned to Jamshedpur and started rag-picking which was his source of income,” said Nathani.

According to the senior police officer, on Saturday evening someone had identified Rabi through his photograph published in a local daily. The accused was moving around in Garabasa area.

“The police continued to search for him and ultimately spotted him at Bagunhatu in Sidhgora. During interrogation, he revealed that the child was in custody of Government Railway Police in Kanpur, senior superintendent of police, Anoop T Mathew who was monitoring the investigation rushed a police team to Kanpur by a late night train,” said Nathani.

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.

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.

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