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Man cries daughter kidnap, names 4 youths

A Bokaro Steel employee lodged a police complaint on Monday, claiming that his 18-year-old daughter had been kidnapped on November 22 by four youths, who had been teasing her for a long time.

According to the FIR that was lodged at City police station, the first-year student of Bokaro Mahila College was abducted while she was returning home after filling examination forms. The complainant, who resides in Sector I of Bokaro steel city, also named the four accused — Ravi Shankar and Ajay Murmu from Sector III and their friends Rajesh Kumar and Krishna Kumar — in the FIR. They are untraceable.

The revelation came on a day it emerged that the St Xavier’s School student, who went missing on November 26, might have been kidnapped. On November 28, another 18-year-old college student went missing from Chandrapura block.

Speaking to The Telegraph, the complainant said he took time to report the matter to police as he feared social stigma and instead searched for his daughter on his own. “When all my efforts failed, I approached police. My daughter was whisked away in a car by the four youths,” he added.

However, sources said the girl knew one of the accused. “She and the youth were very close. On the day she went missing, her father dropped her to college. He was to come back to pick her up after two hours. However, when he came to take her home, she had already left the campus,” a source said.

After the FIR was lodged, police started searching for the youths, but no one has been found yet.

“I have sent my men to a few places. The girl will be located soon. I cannot reveal anything more at this juncture,” said Bokaro SP Kuldeep Dwivedi.

In the Chandrapura case, the missing girl — daughter of a well-to-do farmer in Kamaldih village, 30km from city, and a BA Part II student at Rajendra Prasad Singh Degree College — had also gone to college on the fateful day. Her cycle, dupatta, bag and little cash were found barely half a kilometre from the campus.

Sudhanshu Kumar, the 11-year-old student of St Xavier’s School, went missing from tuition. Police claimed on Monday that a close kin of the boy had reported ransom calls since Sunday.