Kidnapped minor girl rescued; youth arrested

Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, July 4:

Commissionerate police today arrested a 24-year-old youth from Khurda district in Odisha for allegedly kidnapping a 17-year-old girl from Kedarpalli area under Capital police limits here.

The arrested youth was identified as Bapi Nayak of Kedarpalli area in the city.

Acting on a complaint filed by the minor girl’s mother on June 18 alleging that her daughter had been kidnapped by some culprits of their area, Mahila police conducted a search operation today and rescued the girl from Banapur in Khurda district and arrested the accused.

Police sources said the accused had taken away the minor on June 18 and kept her in the house of one of his relative.

Mahila police said they have slapped rape charge against the accused as the girl is a minor and forwarded him to a local court here today.

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