SHILLONG: Christian Revival Church Pastors, Shillong today rescued a 14 year girl from the clutches of a doctor, accused of kidnapping her from Garo Hills.
The accused doctor was en route to Shillong when he was intercepted by members of Christian Revival Church Pastors, Shillong today afternoon at Lad Umthlong, Mawlai. The girl was rescued and the accused was later handed over to Mawlai Police Station.
The minor hailing from Tura was reportedly kidnapped from her school yesterday by Dr Zimmey Carter N Sangma, 36 years, working in CHC, Williamnagar. A case of kidnapping of a minor girl was registered against the accused doctor by Tura police.
According to sources, the accused doctor had intended to take the girl to Guwahati. He was however, intercepted by members of Christian Revival Church Pastors, Shillong today afternoon at Lad Umthlong, who later informed the police.
“We received information from some of our members in Garo Hills and we were also provided with details of the case as well as the registration number of the vehicle (Scorpio) driven by the accused doctor. We intercepted the vehicle from Lad Umthlong today late afternoon,” a member of the church body (name withheld on request) said.
It was learnt that the girl was picked up from her school yesterday by Dr Carter. Trusting that the doctor, known to her, would drop her home, the girl did not question but she soon realised that something was not right and immediately sent a message to her aunt while the doctor had stopped by a local pharmacy to buy something.
According to the police, the accused was produced in Mawlai PS today and he will be handed over to Tura police for further investigation. The girl will be handed over to her relatives in Shillong after medical examination, police sources said.
Meanwhile, condemning the kidnapping of a minor girl, Civil Society Women’s Organisation suspected that the kidnapping of this minor girl could be related to a much bigger racket prevalent in Garo Hills where minor girls are being trafficked from villages and taken to Assam.
“We demand that a high level enquiry committee should be instituted to deal with this racket, a racket that even police don’t want to investigate as it involves high profile people from the state,” CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing said.