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Uproar in Jagraon after girl’s kidnapping; seven booked
Jaswant Shetra

Jagraon, January 29
A girl belonging to a cloth merchants’ family was allegedly kidnapped from outside her house in Ram Nagar area of the town this morning. Seven persons have been booked in that connection. The miscreants, who came in a white car, allegedly pulled the girl into the vehicle and fled.

Girl’s family members heard her cries, but by the time they came out of their house, the kidnappers had made good their escape. The incident took place around 8 am.

Irate residents of the area blocked the railway road and staged a dharna in protest against the incident. The local market remained closed today.

Some persons have been reportedly rounded up for questioning in connection with the case. However, there was no clue to the girl till late in the evening. Local MLA SR Kaler also joined the protest for some time. He met family members of the girl and assured them of all help. Jagraon DSP Surinder Kumar, who reached the spot to pacify the protesters, said the girl would be traced soon. The protesters, however, refused to end their dharna. Later, when family members of the girl and others reached the police station, police officials locked the door of the police station. Annoyed family members of the girl and hundreds of local residents then staged a massive protest against the police. Members of the girl’s family accused the DSP of accepting bribe from the accused for shielding them. The DSP has termed these allegations false and baseless.

SHO Muhamad Jamil said, “The police have registered case against seven persons, including Munish Kumar, his father Joginder, his mother, uncle Raju, Deepa and Sachu. Efforts are on to arrest them.”





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