Missing Pale girl traced, kidnapper held


Bicholim police on Thursday nabbed a resident of Military Colony in Pale-Bicholim,for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping of a minor girl from Chinchwada, Pale, on January 21.
The accused was arrested at Kolhapur-Maharashtra with assistance from police attached to Gokul-Shirgao and Gandhinagar police station after laying a trap, said PSI Tukaram Walke.
The kidnapped girl was later handed over to her mother's custody. Walke said the Bicholim police, on January 21, had booked an offence against Mallappa Vallappa Dhale, 24, resident of Military Colony, Pale-Bicholim, suspecting him of kidnapping a 17-year-old minor girl hailing from Chinchwada -Pale.
The complaint was lodged by the girl's mother, Sunita Kamble, on the same day. The complaint stated that the girl was missing since January 19, the day on which she had gone to perform her housemaid duties and did not return home.
Police conducted an inquiry and found that Dhale and the girl had gone missing on the same day. They suspected him of kidnapping the girl by persuading her. [TOI]