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Child lifter nabbed in Kohima

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By EMN Updated: Oct 17, 2013 12:38 am
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Correspondent
KOHIMA, OCTOBER 16

ALERT youths from Midland, Kohima reportedly caught hold of a suspected child lifter from Lower Midland area at around 4 pm on Wednesday.
Sources said the suspect identified to be a Rifleman of 19 Assam Rifles, Ganesh Kumar (24), son of Mohan Kumar of Omankuppam village, Vellore was chased and caught by youths and denizens of Midland.
After being caught, he was taken to the main road near APO Hall, beaten and his motives were questioned by the public.According to the public gathered around, Kumar was reportedly trying to kidnap a girl child from Lower Midland area with his accomplice. But the parents of the child raised an alarm, leading to arrest of Kumar who was hiding among some bushes below the Assam Rifles camp. His accomplice managed to escape, the public said.
Following interference by students and youth leaders, he was handed over to North Police Station.
As per preliminary reports, the accused reportedly confessed that he had sneaked out of the camp to buy a pair of shoes. As he could not find his choice, he went to a booze joint and had beer while also purchased couple of it to take it inside the camp.
He stated that he took the same route instead of the main gate and on the way he happened to talk with a girl, but her mother asked him to leave. As he was leaving, the girl’s father reportedly caught hold of him by the collar, but he managed to escape. However, he was caught by a group of people and beaten up.
Mention may be made here that following reports of children being kidnapped and killed for some sort of organ business alongside the recent report of a Nepali child being found dead with his organs pulled out, the public were demanding that the accused be beaten up to death.
However, involvement of Angami Students’ Union, Angami Youth Organisation and sizeable number of police reinforcement at Phoolbari helped in controlling the situation from going out of control.
Further details are awaited till the time of filing this report.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 17, 2013 12:38:48 am