Man held for kidnapping minor daughter

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Gurgaon, Feb 16 (IANS) A 35-year-old man has been arrested for kidnapping his own seven-year-old daughter in his bid to collect money from the community for ransom, police said on Tuesday.

Rampal, who did odd jobs and who lives in an rented accommodation in Sector 55-56, informed police on February 12 that his daughter did not return home from school.

After registering a kidnapping complaint, police received a tip and arrested 21-year-old Raju, a resident of Delhi who was earlier a neighbour of Rampal.

Rampal hatched a conspiracy and asked Raju to kidnap his daughter. Raju was to make ransom call for the safe release of the child and Rampal would have approached the community to collect money for the ransom, and they planned to share it later, police officer Amit Kumar, chief of the Sector 55-56 police station, told IANS.

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Raju was arrested from his house in east Delhi’s Preet Vihar and the child was rescued, the officer said.

Rampal and Raju were on Tuesday produced before a Gurgaon court which sent them to 14 days judicial custody.

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