STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
Balasore, 16 July
Lamenting that police are yet to take any concrete steps to rescue her kidnapped minor daughter despite repeated pleadings, a hapless woman sought the intervention of the district administration here today.
Several members of local self help groups (SHGs) accompanied the aggrieved Ms Jayanti Barik who met the collector here and exhorted him to direct the cops to bring her daughter back at the earliest.
As per reports, Ms Mamata Barik was allegedly kidnapped on 27 June afternoon when her mother was not present at their Januganj circle house. It was alleged that Mamata&’s cousin Ms Anita Barik and her husband Mr Pradip Barik were behind the crime.
“I received a call from my daughter who told me that Anita and her husband had kidnapped her and confined her in a unknown place. She also told me that the duo had got her married to someone forcibly,” alleged Ms Jayanti Barik.
The kidnapped girl could not contacted further as her mobile phone was found switched off. Though the Industrial police station, where an FIR was lodged in this connection, rounded up the couple, they later let Pradip go while forwarding Anita to court.
“I fear that police are not doing enough to rescue my daughter and so I decided to draw the attention of the higher-ups,” she said.
Ms Jayanti Barik alleged that the couple had reached their home on 27 June afternoon, drugged her daughter taking advantage of her absence and took her away to some unknown place.
The SHG members who accompanied the complainant suggested that the cops should go for mobile tracking to solve the case.
“We urged upon the police to locate her daughter by using modern technologies like mobile tracking facilities. We also demand stern action against the accused duo,” an SHG member, who accompanied Ms Jayanti Barik to the collectorate, said.