Abducted girl rescued, accused held in Jammu

Jammu, Aug 20: A girl, belonging to the Gujjar community, was rescued and her abductor arrested during an operation on the outskirts of Jammu today, police said.

A case was registered after the father of the girl had lodged a written complaint in Samba district last Tuesday, stating that his daughter had gone missing a day earlier. A special team was immediately constituted and during investigation it came to light that the girl had been kidnapped, a police official said.

Raids were conducted at different places, following which the girl was rescued from Kari-Ramta area of Akhnoor today. The accused, Romesh Singh, has been arrested from the spot, the official said.

The girl has been handed over to her parents, he said, adding the people of the area appreciated the swift action of the district police in rescuing the kidnapped girl.

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