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Gang of kidnappers busted in Garo Hills

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TURA, Aug 17 - The West Garo Hills police today busted a gang of kidnappers suspected to have abducted a minor from the Assam-Meghalaya border area. The arrest was made after two members of the gang had surrendered a few days ago before the Garobadha police under Tura PS.

The minor, Raju Sheikh (17), had been kidnapped at gun point from a stone quarry on August 9 and was later released without any ransom being paid on August 14.

Following the kidnapping, the police raided several hideouts to rescue the kidnapped victim and arrested four of the accused.

�On August 14, we raided the makeshift camp of the gang between Chambigre and Rongchangre under Garobadha police station and arrested two gang members. Thereafter, the gang released the minor. Our raids continued and we managed to arrest two more accused yesterday�, said district SP Mukesh Singh.

The arrested accused has been identified as Galseng Marak, Welson Marak, Tapor Marak and Easher Marak. �Two other accused involved with the gang surrendered today at Garobadha police station�, added Singh.

�All the accused have confessed about their involvement in the crime�, stated Singh while reiterating that no ransom was paid for the release of the minor. The accused will be produced in Court tomorrow.

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Gang of kidnappers busted in Garo Hills

TURA, Aug 17 - The West Garo Hills police today busted a gang of kidnappers suspected to have abducted a minor from the Assam-Meghalaya border area. The arrest was made after two members of the gang had surrendered a few days ago before the Garobadha police under Tura PS.

The minor, Raju Sheikh (17), had been kidnapped at gun point from a stone quarry on August 9 and was later released without any ransom being paid on August 14.

Following the kidnapping, the police raided several hideouts to rescue the kidnapped victim and arrested four of the accused.

�On August 14, we raided the makeshift camp of the gang between Chambigre and Rongchangre under Garobadha police station and arrested two gang members. Thereafter, the gang released the minor. Our raids continued and we managed to arrest two more accused yesterday�, said district SP Mukesh Singh.

The arrested accused has been identified as Galseng Marak, Welson Marak, Tapor Marak and Easher Marak. �Two other accused involved with the gang surrendered today at Garobadha police station�, added Singh.

�All the accused have confessed about their involvement in the crime�, stated Singh while reiterating that no ransom was paid for the release of the minor. The accused will be produced in Court tomorrow.