Saturday, March 17, 2018

Dragged into the forest: Kidnapped girl rescued by cops

Within hours of being kidnapped, police rescued a 15-year-old schoolgirl of Cumuto who had been abducted by a masked man while doing laundry outside her home around 5:45pm on Tuesday.

According to the police, a 27-year-old man of St. Marie Emmanuel Road, Coryal, has been detained.  

The girl's father reported to police that the victim was snatched and dragged into a nearby forested area by a man with a cutlass.

Officers of the Northern and Eastern Divisions, the Guard and Emergency Branch, Canine Unit and the Air Support Unit began a search.

The girl was found hidden under a bed in the home of the suspect.

Extensive searches were carried out in the forested areas near scene of the kidnapping and roadblocks were set up.

At a house at St. Marie Emmanuel Road, around 7:30pm, they found a male occupant.

According to police, a search of the house resulted in the victim being "found cowering in fear under a bed".

The victim was taken to the Sangre Grande hospital for medical treatment.  The suspect is due to be charged on Wednesday.