Two unidentified man and woman (possibly a couple) have been booked by the Naya Nagar Police for kidnapping two 11-year-old girl students from outside a school in Mira Road. The two abducted girl students escaped by biting the couple in Virar when car slowed down on traffic signal.
The incident took place at around 5 pm on January 22 and teams have been formed to identify and nab the couple, inform police official. “The two Class IV students(identity held due to minor) of St. Louis School in Sheetal Nagar were waiting for an autorickshaw after school to get home near Holy Cross School. A burkha-clad woman approached them in a white car driven by a masked man and pulled both of them inside and sped away,” said the officer.
“The women threatened the girls with a knife and asked them to stay quiet, as the two were shouting for help,” police said.
“When the car slowed down at a traffic signal at Virar, one of the girls bit the woman and pushed her aside and opened the door. She grabbed her friend’s hand and rushed onto the crowded streets. The driver tried to follow the girls but fled with the women after he realised that he would be attacked by the crowd.
The abducted girl students called their parents from a lemon juice seller’s phone. The juice seller told the abducted girls that they are in Virar.
After receiving the calls, students’ relative rushed towards the identified spot. People took the students to the Palghar Police in Virar Police Station, who handed over the case to the Naya Nagar Police Station.
“An FIR has been registered against the unidentified duo under sections 34 (common intention), 363 (kidnapping) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code(IPC) on Thursday at Naya Nagar Police Station. A kidnapping case was registered against them,” said Investigation Officer Sohel Pathan.
The police are checking CCTV cameras near the abduction spot and the route through which the girls were taken to get some clues on the kidnappers.