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A three-year-old girl went missing under mysterious circumstances from outside her home in southeast Delhi’s Amar Colony area Thursday morning.
According to police, the girl’s five-year-old brother told their mother that she fell into an open drain while playing outside the house. “After receiving a PCR call from the mother, police and fire tenders rushed to the spot and started rescue operations. They called divers and started looking for her,” a police officer said, adding that they could not find anything in the eight-feet-drain, which runs from Okhla to Jasola.
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During the rescue operations, officials of the Civil Defence, SDMC and fire brigade removed garbage from the drain so they could locate the missing girl.
However, later in evening, the girl’s mother filed a kidnapping complaint. A case of kidnapping was registered at Amar Colony police station.
The girl’s mother left her in-laws’ house in Rajasthan two weeks ago after having a tiff with her husband. “Police registered a kidnapping case after the girl’s brother changed his statement frequently. Police have detained 20 people, including drug addicts, and are questioning them to get leads,” an officer said.
Sanket Jain is an intern with The Indian Express