Ahmedabad, 28 June-2014, TNN: A minor girl was allegedly kidnapped by her neighbor, Lalo, and sold off to a man in Janthli village of Rajkot district for Rs 1.20 lakh.
The father of the kidnapped girl has lodged a complaint with Sardarnagar police station. “We have sent a team to Janthli village and launched an operation to save the girl,“ said police officials of Sardarnagar police station.
According to the complaint lodged by a Narodabased man on June 20, his neighbor named Lalo lured his 16-year-old daughter to run away with him after promising marriage. Lalo then took her to Janthli village in Rajkot district and sold her off, the complaint says.
Sardarnagar police officials said that girl’s father informed them that the girl had called her from Janthli and urged him to save him from the clutched of the man she was married off to.
“When the girl’s father reached Janthli, the man who had allegedly purchased the minor girl asked him to return the amount he had given to Lalo. He refused to let the girl go till the money was returned,“ said police officials.
Inspector of Sardarnagar police station K K Patel said they are probing the case and a team has been sent to Rajkot to trace the girl.