Teen abducted from Thane, rescued in Punjab
The girl, a resident of Kalyan-Malang Gadh Road in Dombivli, went missing on March 18. Initially, her parents filed a missing complaint. When she was not found, the complaint was converted under relevant sections for abduction.
GS RANDIVE, senior police inspector of Manpada police station
A 16- year- old girl from Dombivli was allegedly kidnapped and raped by a youth who took her to Ludhiana from where she was rescued, police said on Wednesday.
“The girl, a resident of Kalyan- Malang Gadh Road in Dombivli, went missing on March 18. Initially, her parents filed a missing complaint. When she was not found, the complaint was converted under relevant sections for abduction,” said senior police inspector GS Randive of Manpada police station.
During a probe, the police tracked the girl and the youth to Ludhiana when trying to gather their mobile phone locations, he said.
A police team from Dombivli then rushed to Ludhiana and the girl was rescued on April 7. The youth, i dentified as Manish Munnilal Mourya, 22, was subsequently arrested, Randive said.
As per the complaint, the accused, employed as a supervisor with a company in Dombivli, wooed the girl staying in her neighbourhood on the pretext of marrying her.
He took her to UP, Bihar and various other places prior to landing in Ludhiana, where he did some odd jobs to earn a livelihood.
During this period, the girl was allegedly raped by the accused on a number of occasions, the police said.
The police team along with the girl and the youth reached Dombivli on April 8, Randive said.
On April 9, t he accused was produced in court which remanded him in police custody for seven days.
The accused has been charged under sections 363 ( kidnapping) and 376 ( rape) of IPC and also sections 4 and 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, police added.