KATHMANDU, July 20: The Kathmandu police on Saturday arrested an Indian national on the charge of captivating a 17-year-old girl. Pradip Kumar, 23, has been accused of luring and holding the girl hostage in his rented apartment in Kuleshwor, Kathmandu, said the police, adding that Kumar originally from Motihari, India also threatened the girl, who was taken hostage on Friday.
A joint team from the Metropolitan Crime Division, Teku and the Metropolitan Police Circle, Kalimati acting on a tip off raided the apartment of Kumar, rescued the girl and arrested Kumar. Investigations are ongoing, said Sahakul Thapa, chief of the Division. ---