A 15-year-old Northeast girl was rescued within seven hours, who was tricked and brought to Mumbai by Kiran Kumar. She was forcefully kept in captivity by him in the city’s Shriniwas Kherne village for 14 days.
The minor girl, a high school student from Arunachal Pradesh, was reportedly lured through the social networking site Facebook and befriended her by the mid-aged man, who posed as a young man and eventually invited to Guwahati 10 days ago.
“The accused has been arrested now and the minor is currently undergoing medical treatment at a local hospital,” IGP Robin Hibu IPS, Nodal officer for North East people, Delhi wrote on his Facebook page last night.
Her parents who reside in Wakro village, Lohit district, Arunachal Pradesh informed IGP Robin Hibu about their missing girl on Thursday morning. The police officer swiftly acted and alerted his counterparts in Mumbai who formed a team and launched the search operation and rescued the minor from a congested area in the city.
The girls’ parents had registered a missing person’s complaint on November 28. She had gone missing from the girls’ hostel of her government school in Arunachal Pradesh.
On December 7, she managed to contact her parents and asked for money to return home, informing them that the man had confiscated her mobile, and kept her in captivity. She also told them there was a hospital and a highway near the place where he had kept her and the man’s profile name on Facebook was Onee Manpoong.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sanjay Saxena formed a team comprising of Inspector Pravin Kadam, Head Constable PN Ghag and Sub-Inspector Lavkush Shitole.
Around 12 noon, the police got the location of the mobile as Taloja. The police only had this and that there was a hospital and a highway near the place where the girl had been kept, as clues. By 2.30 pm the team reached Taloja. Around 6.30 pm after showing many shopkeepers her picture, they found the girl at Shriniwas Kherne village, post Devicha Pada, Taloja.
They arrested the man who had allegedly tricked her, identified as Onee Kamal Das alias Kiran.