Police rescue two abducted Nepali youths from India

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Kathmandu: Two youths kidnapped from Hetauda have been rescued from India on Saturday. The youths were rescued by Nepal Police in coordination with Indian police.

According to the Makwanpur District Police Office, Gobinda Shrestha, 23, and Pawan Rana Magar, 22, permanent residents of Hetauda Sub-Metropolitan City, were rescued from Motihari in Bihar, India. 

Three Indians had kidnapped the youths at around 9:30 PM on Wednesday from the Hetauda Bus Park area, according to Makwanpur Police.

“They were held captive in India,” said the police. “The kin of the youths complained to the police after the kidnappers asked for a ransom of INR 500,000.”

Jayashor Rimal, spokesperson for the Makwanpur Police, confirmed to Nepal Live Today that the youths were rescued successfully with the support from the Indian Police.

Those involved in kidnapping the youths are on the run; the police have launched a search operation to locate them.