A 19-year-old girl who was abducted outside her college gate in Gurgaon Monday morning has been rescued after a seven-hour long search, said city
police commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk.
Police also confirmed that the girl is back home and that three people have been detained in connection with the incident.
“The culprits and the girl knew each other,” said Virk, adding, “At this stage, it would be wrong to reveal more details.”
According to eyewitnesses, a Maruti Swift stopped in front of Dronacharya Government College at about 10.30 am. A man sitting in the rear seat dragged the second-year-student into the car just as she was leaving the premises. Police said the number plate of the car was covered with mud to avoid identification.
The entire incident was captured by a CCTV camera right outside the college gate. Footage showed that it took less than 10 seconds for the men to abduct the girl even as a couple of students chased the vehicle to try and stop them.
“She was walking towards the main gate… the car stopped and I saw a hand coming out of the car… she was pulled inside. We rushed towards the car but they fled the spot,” said Rahul Yadav, a student and an eyewitness.
After the video went viral, the city police formed teams and launched a search. They have also registered a case against four men in connection with the incident.
The culprits did not study in the same college, added police.
Police sources said the girl and her family did not want her identity to be revealed.