Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Four arrested for abducting of minor
KOCHI: Police arrested a four-member gang for allegedly abducting a minor girl at Aluva, in the district. The Class IX girl, aged 15, who went missing since Friday night, was traced from Aluva along with the four accused, Edathala police told UNI. The arrested have been identified as Kailas (20), Akhil (24), Deepu (20) and Azharuddin (22), police said, adding, they were produced before the court and released on bail. Police also said Kailas had been in a relationship with the girl since two years and her parents warned here on several occasions. "The girl and the accused persons were found in suspicious circumstances at Aluva town at a restaurant on Saturday night. When questioned, the girl said that she eloped with Kailas, who had promised to marry her. The accused were booked for kidnapping as the girl is a minor," the sources added. The police, however, ruled out chances of molestation or physical abuse of the girl by the accused persons.