Two youths arrested for eloping with minors, one also booked for rape

Monday, 05 February 2024 | PNS | DEHRADUN

Acting swiftly on complaints regarding two young men kidnapping minors in two different cases, the Dehradun police arrested the two accused, of which one is accused of raping the girl he had kidnapped. According to the police, a woman residing in the Doiwala area submitted a complaint on Saturday stating that a man named Aftab had lured her 13-year-old girl to accompany him from her school. Registering a case in the matter, the police activated the informers’ network and also checked the footage from CCTV cameras at locations of interest.

The police managed to catch the accused on the same day from Nunnawala area. The police informed that the girl was found with Doiwala resident 19-year-old Aftab. Based on the statements of the victim, the police added relevant sections of IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against the accused for raping the minor. After kidnapping the minor, he was preparing to escape to his native place in Laksar from Doiwala to evade arrest. However, the police managed to nab him within three hours of receiving the complaint.

In another case, a woman submitted a complaint in the Rajpur police station on Saturday stating that a man named Monu had lured her 14-year-old daughter to elope with him. A case was registered and the Dehradun senior superintendent of police Ajai Singh issued necessary instructions to the police considering the sensitivity of the case.

The police team searched for the accused in all possible locations while also activating the informers’ network. The police also resorted to electronic and mobile phone surveillance to trace the accused. Based on a tip off provided by an informant, the police caught 20-year-old Monu Saifi from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh along with the minor girl. The accused who is a resident of the Madhuban area of Ghaziabad was presented in court, the police added.

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