Arunachal woman rescued from Nagaland

LONGDING, Aug 9: The police here recently rescued a 21-year-old woman from Dimapur, Nagaland, within two days of receiving a complaint from the victim’s uncle.
The victim, a native of Niausa village in Longding district, was lured by the accused, Amir Hussain, who claimed to be one Deva Thapa from Nepal, and that his mother was a Nocte.
The accused, who also had a fake Facebook account as ‘Deva Thapa’, convinced the victim to meet him in Tinsukia in Assam. The victim was then taken to Guwahati, Khonsa and various other places to deflect the efforts of the victim’s family members to trace her, before being taken to Dimapur.
The victim learnt of the real identity of the accused only after checking his documents. Reportedly, during their stay in Guwahati, relatives of the accused also told her that Hussain was already married. Later, when she pleaded with Hussain to allow her to go home, he wrongfully restrained her inside a small room for days. Her phone was snatched and destroyed, and she was not allowed to interact with anyone in person or contact anyone over phone.
After being in captivity in Dimapur for over a month, she managed to escape from the room, borrowed a phone from a shopkeeper in the neighbourhood, and sent an SMS to her uncle in Longding. The uncle happens to be a retired police officer.
On receiving the complaint from the victim’s uncle, Longding SP Rohit Meena dispatched a team led by Inspector Topha Wangsu to Dimapur. The SP also contacted his counterpart in Dimapur to assist the APP team in tracing the girl.
The police team was able to trace the location of the girl by using the call details of the number from which she had messaged her uncle, and also by identifying the location through Hussain’s profile picture on Facebook.
With the joint efforts of the APP and the Nagaland Police, the victim was rescued, and the accused arrested and brought to Longding. The Dimapur unit was led by DCP Naieem Mustafa.
The accused is currently in judicial custody here, booked under Section 365/506 IPC.
While the police managed to solve the case of false promise of marriage and subsequent abduction and wrongful restraint, the SP said the victim fell into the trap of the accused through a fake Facebook profile.
He appealed to all parents to monitor their children’s activities on social networking sites to avoid such incidents in the future. (DIPRO)