Pithoragarh, January 23
The police last evening foiled a bid to abduct and rape a minor girl near the town and arrested three local youths. The victim has been sent for medical examination. The accused have been sent them to jail.

According to the police, the incident occurred at Aincholi village when the girl was going to Tharkot village with one of her relatives. She was suddenly pulled into a speeding jeep on the Tanakpur-Pithoragarh highway by three youths with intention to rape her.
“When a passerby informed the police, the night patrolling squad swung into action immediately and overtook the jeep some 5 km from the abduction spot with three youths and the girl,” said NK Singh, police circle officer of the Pithoragarh circle.
According to the police officer, the youths have been charged under Sections 363, 366,342, 376 and 511, IPC.
“After the medical test, the rape has not been confirmed, but the police has sought remand for the culprits from the magistrate where they were produced today,” said the police officer.
DIG of the Pithoragarh range Ganesh Singh Martolia has announced a reward for the police team for acted promptly.

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