Assam: Abducted Minor Manipur Girl Rescued In Tezpur
The young girl was given to her family as Kenedy appeared before a local judge, who committed him to police detention.
GUWAHATI: In a joint operation by the two state police forces, a teenage girl student who was allegedly lured and kidnapped by her private tutor in Manipur last year was freed on Sunday in Assam.
A 13-year-old Khangabok Higher Secondary School student in Class VIII was allegedly abducted on December 15 of last year by her private tutor at her home in the village of Hayellabuk in the Thoubal district of Manipur.
The accused tutor, who has been named Thokchom Kenedy, is a 24-year-old Khangabok Lamdaibung resident of the Thoubal area. They were delivered to the Thoubal police station on Monday, according to the authorities.
The young girl was given to her family as Kenedy appeared before a local judge, who committed him to police detention. He is a married father of two, the Imphal police reported on Tuesday.
On January 8, a joint team of Manipur Police and its Assam counterpart discovered the two people's whereabouts, apprehended the kidnapper, and freed the girl from Tezpur in central Assam.
Dayas Aribam, the Joint Action Committee (JAC) coordinator appointed in connection with the kidnapping case, extended his thanks to the two police teams for saving the girl.
Aribam encouraged the relevant authorities to act firmly and in accordance with the law against the accused kidnapper.
According to the sources, the Manipur Police were searching for a 24-year-old married instructor who was accused of luring and abducting a 13-year-old girl student in the eighth grade.
The deadline of January 2 has been set by the Joint Action Committee (JAC), which was created in conjunction with the kidnapping and is threatening to cause significant upheaval throughout the state.
Similar women's groups, CSOs, clubs, and student organisations in Manipur have also threatened to join the demonstrations if the missing teacher is not apprehended.