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.
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.