Kidnapped minor girl rescued, accused held in Rajouri

Jammu, Sep 15: A minor girl, who was allegedly kidnapped missing from her house in Rajouri, was rescued in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday.

The accused, Kapil Dev, of Jamola village of Rajouri was arrested during a rescue operation, a police spokesperson said.

He said a man from Kharak village had lodged a missing report of her daughter on September 7 and during initial investigation it came to the fore that she has been kidnapped by Dev, who was living in a rented accommodation in Jawahar Nagar area of Rajouri.

Police received some vital clues during investigation and subsequently a team from the Kalakote police station raided a suspected location at Chasana village of Reasi on Friday and found the girl, the spokesperson said.

Her kidnapper has been arrested and an FIR was lodged against him, he said, adding that the girl was handed over to her family after completion of legal formalities.

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