1 booked for kidnapping minor in Bicholim


 Bicholim police on Tuesday booked an offence against Mallappa Vallappa Dhale, 24, a resident of Military Colony, Pale-Bicholim. They suspect him of kidnapping a 17-year-old minor girl from Chinchwada in Pale.
Bicholim PI Ninaad Deulkar said that a complaint in this connection was lodged by the mother of the girl on Tuesday which reads that the girl had gone missing since January 19, when she had gone to "perform her housemaid duties at a private house in this area and has not returned home till Tuesday".
The police conducted an inquiry and on finding that Dhale and the girl went missing on the same day, booked an offence against him under Section 362 of the IPC. [TOI]