Married man held for abducting minor girl


Cuttack: A married man who was arrested for allegedly kidnapping a minor girl was forwarded to court by Kishorenagar police in the district on Saturday.

The accused, identified as Gateshwar Srichandan (30) hails from Manda Sahi of Jagatsinghpur.

Based on a tip-off Kishorenagar police raided a house at Chandrasekharpur area in Bhubaneswar from where they rescued the minor girl and arrested the accused on September 13.

Reportedly, Gateshwar stays with his wife in Bhubaneswar. However, he had abducted the minor girl along with two other associates on September 5, with the intention of marrying her.

The victim was handed over to her family after her statement was recorded before the Child Welfare Committee in Cuttack on Friday.

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