5-year-old girl, abducted from Bihar, rescued in Nepal

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The abductors had demanded a ransom of Rs 25 crore.

The five-year-old girl, who was abducted from Bihar on Thursday, was handed over to her parents on Monday morning. (Representational Image)

Katihar: A five-year-old Indian girl, who was kidnapped in Bihar and taken to Nepal, was rescued by Nepal police authorities on Thursday. The Nepal police handed over the girl to her parents on Monday morning.

According to a report, the girl, identified as Sparsa Agrawal, was abducted from Bihar’s Katihar district while she was on her way to home from school. The kidnappers had called Sparsa's father, Bhanu Agrawal, after two days and demanded a ransom of Rs 25 crores.

Bhanu Agrawal is a prominent local businessman and runs a petrol pump in Bihar.

On the day of abduction, two men stopped the school bus in which Sparsa was travelling and informed the driver that her parents have asked them to pick her up. One of the two was identified as Mithun Paswan Awas, who previously worked as a bus driver in the same school.

Later, Awas took the girl to Biratnagar in Nepal with the help of his friends.
The ransom call was traced to a former Congress MP's son Santosh Yadav, who was then arrested and helped police trace down Sparsa's location.

A joint team of regional investigators and Central Investigation Bureau personnel rescued Agrawal from the Morang district.