Godman held for abducting minor girl

The UT police has arrested a tantrik (god-man) who allegedly abducted a 15-year old from Colony Number 4 and took her to Maharashtra. The parents of the victim had registered a missing complaint with the Police Station, Industrial Area.

Mohammed Farooq, father of the victim, told the police that his daughter had been abducted by a tantrik. He said, "Earlier this year, we thought that our daughter is possessed. We took our daughter to Roorkee for treatment where she was treated by Asif Qureshi, a tantrik. He treated her twice and then said that there was another person in Meerut who can be of help. So I took my daughter there as well in October".

He added that Asif accompanied the family for the treatment of the 15-year-old. Later in mid-November, Asif paid a visit to the victim's family in Chandigarh. There he told the family of the family of the victim. Following his remark, the family become reluctant to entertain him any further.

However, by then, Asif had already taken the contact number of a common phone that the victim's family was using. On November 24, the victim went grocery shopping and never came back. Later, Farooq, received calls from the accused to pay him Rs 10,000 following which his daughter will safely return home.

Farooq again made a complaint to the police following which the number from which the accused, Asif had called him was located in district Jalana, Maharashtra. With the help of the local police of Jalana, the accused was arrested and the minor had been recovered. The Police has taken a transit remand and accused and victim will be brought to Chandigarh.

"Once the accused reaches Chandigarh, we can get some more facts about the case," said SHO Inspector Narinder Patial.

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