An underage girl who was allegedly kidnapped three years ago in Delhi has been rescued from Purnia in Bihar. The accused was also arrested by Delhi police.
Police have rescued an underage girl who was kidnapped in Delhi 3 years ago. (Photo credits: India Today)
- Delhi police rescue underage girl from Purnia in Bihar
- The girl was kidnapped in the nation’s capital three years ago
- The police also arrested the accused
The Delhi Criminal Branch’s Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) has rescued an underage girl from Purnia, Bihar who was allegedly abducted from the nation’s capital three years ago. The kidnapper was also arrested by Delhi police.
The victim was reportedly abducted on August 11, 2019 and was approximately 13 years old at the time of the FIR recording. A cash reward of Rs 1 lakh was also declared for providing clues to the missing victim, police said.
Pursuant to an order made by Delhi HC in Habeas Corpus, the investigation of the case has been transferred to the criminal branch of the AHTU.
After a detailed investigation, a team consisting of Inspector Sunil Kumar and Inspector Virender Kumar rescued the girl along with the accused, Nadir, from Purnia, Bihar on 13 September.
During the interrogation, it was revealed that the accused lured the victim under the pretext of marriage and celebrated the marriage with the victim. From this marriage, a daughter was born in Nepal in March. The victim and the accused were brought to Delhi and relevant sections of the IPC and POCSO Act were added in the present case. The victim was brought before the competent court after his medical examination and the statement 164 Cr.PC was registered.
Meanwhile, Nadir was found guilty in the case by the Saket court on April 1, police said.
The AHTU Crime Branch has recovered over 90 underage girls so far this year.
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