Three Sisters Abducted in UP

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Lucknow: Three sisters were kidnapped at gunpoint from their house on late Saturday by about six goons in Khairigarh village on India-Nepal border, police said.

Santoshi (17), Rohini (19) and Upma (22) were kidnapped by half a dozen armed persons who stormed their house under Singahi police area late on Saturday night, they said. Their mother, Munni Devi, alleged that the abductors demanded a ransom of Rs 50 lakh for their release.

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Police have combed the entire area to trace the girls and the abductors, said SP Akhilesh Chaurasia who reached the spot with ASP A P Singh. Police from several stations have been deployed to trace the missing girls.

DIG D K Chaudhary, who arrived on Saturday night, is camping in Singahi to monitor the developments. Meanwhile, alleging a serious law and order problem, a delegation of district BJP leaders is visiting the area.