Man who abducted 15-year-old girl from Kochi arrested in UP

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017,11:45 IST By joji A A A

Kochi | A man who allegedly abducted a 15-year-old girl from Kochi has been arrested from Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh, police said Wednesday.
‘Lucky’ Sharma alias Mahesh Sharma from Rajasthan was arrested this evening by a team of Kochi city police after releasing the girl from his captivity.
He had allegedly sought a ransom of Rs five lakh from the girl’s parents to release her.
Sharma also threatened her parents, saying the girl would be sold in the sex trade if the ransom is not paid, police said, adding today was the deadline set by him to pay the amount.
He was arrested from Noida after is mmovement were tracked with the help of cyber cell police.
The girl’s family is from Uttar Pradesh and have been staying in Vaduthala in Kochi for the 10 years, police said.
Sharma got in touch with the girl through Facebook, introducing himself as a film producer.
He abducted the girl promising her a role in a Hindi movie, police said.
After taking her to Uttar Pradesh, Sharma telephoned the girl’s parents and sought ransom for releasing her, police said.