ANDHRA PRADESH

Girl ‘kidnapped’ in Delhi surfaces in Hyderabad

Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: A 17-year-old girl from Delhi, Laxmi, who was allegedly kidnapped by one Rasool in November last, surfaced in the old city of Hyderabad on Tuesday.

Laxmi, however, told the Hussainialam police that the complaint lodged by her parents that she was abducted was false and she had, in fact, married Rasool whom she loved. Along with Rasool, she went to Chittoor in November, married him as per his religious tradition and lived in a rented house with him.

On Monday, he brought her to the city and left her at the office of Prajwala, a voluntary organisationsaying that he would take her with him after securing a job. Hussainialam police learnt that a kidnap case was registered against Rasool following a complaint by Laxmi’s parents with Delhi police. The police informed the Delhi police that Laxmi was in Hyderabad.