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Steel officer’s daughter missing

A senior officer of Bokaro Steel has alleged that a family acquaintance forcibly took away his eldest daughter from their Sector XII quarters on December 7 evening.

The father, who lodged a verbal complaint with police the same night, filed a kidnap FIR against the accused — said to be an influential businessman of Biada Colony — late on Tuesday night after an extensive search for the 25-year-old drew a blank.

According to the FIR, the 29-year-old businessman drove to the Bokaro Steel officer’s home in his car around 8pm that evening and “dragged away” the girl — a computer teacher who was also preparing for bank examinations — in front of her parents and three younger siblings.

Officer-in-charge of Sector XII police station R.K. Minj said they were trying to track the location of the accused using his mobile phone details.

“Investigations are on. We will get the girl home soon,” he said.

However, police sources claimed that since the accused was known to the family, they would be looking at other angles like a possible love affair and elopement.

The steel plant officer admitted they knew the young businessman for the past few years. “He belongs to a family of lawyers and we can never imagine why he did what he did. He claimed he would bring my daughter back in an hour and warned us against reporting the matter to police,” the father said.

Police records show that the accused, who is also the father of a three-year-old daughter, has been facing dowry charges and was released from Chas jail on bail on November 15.

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