It could have been another crime story with a tragic end. Except, this time alert citizens saved a school girl from suspected kidnappers in Noida. Two men were roughed up by the public when they tried to kidnap a class 9 student, local police said. The student was returning home from her school in the afternoon when the two accused arrived in a car and waylaid her in Noida Sector 45, they said. The accused dragged her inside the car when she screamed for help and some people nearby rushed to her help, a senior official said.
"The men covered some distance in the car with the girl but were chased down by the people who caught them near the Mahamaya Inter College. The crowd also roughed them up and vandalised their car before handing them over to police," the official said. The parents of the girl, who lives in Salarpur here, lodged a complaint of kidnapping attempt at the Sector 39 police station.
SHO Uday Pratap Singh said a probe was underway. "It has emerged during probe that the two accused were known to the girl. However, they have been detained for interrogation and further probe was underway," he said.
In a separate incident, a 23-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and raped by two men in Muzaffarnagar last month, police said. The crime came to light after the accused recorded a video of their act and uploaded it on the social media. A case in this connection was lodged only on January 6, the police said, adding that the accused were arrested.
According to a complaint lodged by the victim's brother, two men -- Akib and Sajid -- abducted his sister, intoxicated her and then took turns to rape her last month, Circle Officer Harish Bhadoria said. He added that a medical examination of the victim had proved rape.
The woman had not narrated her ordeal to anyone as the accused had threatened her with dire consequences, Bhadoria said, adding that her family members got to know about it only after the video went viral on the social media.