Bhopal Rural Police arrests two for abducting 12-year-old girl from Berasia

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The Bhopal Rural Police have arrested two for kidnapping a minor girl from Berasia, with the aim of selling her to a human trafficking gang.

The accused pulled the minor inside his room and tied her. (Representational Image)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A minor girl was kidnapped by two men in Bhopal’s Berasia
  • Both the accused have been arrested by the Bhopal Rural Police
  • The accused were allegedly planning to sell the girl to a human trafficking gang

Two men kidnapped a 12-year-old girl from Bhopal’s Berasia town, situated on the outskirts of Madhya Pradesh, for selling her to a human trafficking gang on Wednesday.

However, the Bhopal Rural Police managed to save the girl and arrested both the accused for abducting the girl.

As per the police reports, a minor girl went missing from outside her house at 6 pm on Wednesday. After her parents lodged a missing complaint at the Berasia police station, the investigation began.

During the investigation, the police suspected Narmada Prasad, aged 24, who lived in a rented place in the same locality as that of the minor girl.

The police managed to nab him and after interrogation, he revealed he had kept the minor in his friend’s room in another locality.

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He revealed that when the minor was passing in front of Narmada Prasad’s room at around 6 pm on Wednesday, he pulled her inside and tied her hands and feet. He stuffed her inside a jute sack and handed it over to his friend.

The police revealed that both thrashed and electrocuted her when she cried for help.

BOOKED UNDER POCSO ACT

During interrogation, it was found that the accused were planning to sell the girl to a human trafficking gang as they were in financial debt.

The accused have been booked for kidnapping under the IPC and under relevant sections of the POCSO Act.

The police said, “We have taken the two on remand from the court and are questioning them on the human trafficking angle. A diary has also been recovered from them which has details of some suspicious contacts.”

The district administration, meanwhile, reached their parental houses in villages Jansar and Hinotia that fall under the Berasia police station on Thursday and demolished them.

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