DHARMANAGAR (TRIPURA), April 17 - Six persons, including a woman, were arrested on charges of kidnapping and molesting a minor school student from Dharmanagar Jail quarters area here, the police said today.
The 16-year-old schoolgirl was kidnapped by five youths when she was on her way to a private tuition teacher at around 7.30 pm on Sunday from Dharmanagar town and taken to a jail quarters, the police said, adding that the quarter was occupied by a middle-aged woman.
�The girl raised an alarm when the youths molested her there and the inhabitants of the neighbouring quarters then informed the Deputy Jail Superintendent Dhanajoy Bhattacharya,� the subdivisional police officer (SDPO) of Dharmanagar, Jyotisman Das Chowdhury, said.
Bhattacharya immediately reported the matter to the police after which the police arrested the youths and rescued the girl, the SDPO said.
The middle-aged woman, who sheltered them, was also arrested, he said. The arrested persons were produced before a court here yesterday and remanded to judicial custody till April 26, he added.
The woman was illegally occupying the quarters, the SDPO said. She had been staying there for more than two years after the death of her husband, who was a jail constable, he added. � PTI