Six persons, including a Home Guard, were arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a minor girl from remote Saralpara area under the Bishmuri police post in Assam’s Kokrajhar district on Friday.
According to Kokrajhar superintendent of police Prateek Thube, the six youths were trying to kidnap the minor girl in a Bolero vehicle.
Thube said one of the arrested youths, identified as Mohd Farooq Abdullah of Dotma in Kokrajhar, developed a friendship with the girl on Facebook identifying himself as a YouTuber and asked the girl to accompany him for a video shoot in nearby Saralpara picnic spot.
“But instead of going towards the Saralpara picnic spot, they headed towards Kokrajhar,” the SP said.
“The accused were on their way towards Kokrajhar when some locals of the Ultapani area caught them and handed over them to the police,” he added.
Tube said the minor girl was rescued and all the six accused were arrested.
The arrested persons were identified as Md Farooq Abdullah, Siddik Ali, Md Hasan Ali, Md Manjil Ali Mondal, Ajgor Ali Mondal and Md Jahirul Mandol, all from Gharamara in Kokrajhar district.