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Crime-Prone Bihar Hit by Kidnap Spree

Abductors do not spare even a sweeper’s son as the eastern Indian state witnesses a series of kidnappings in recent days. Kidnapping seems a sure way of making a quick buck in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, known for its lawless ways and backwardness. This should not be surprising in a state where, according to published figures, there are 14 murders a day, one kidnapping every four hours and a rape every six hours. In the past few days, there has been a series of kidnappings, with the abductors not sparing even a poor sweeper’s son in the Biharsharif area of the state. The five-year-old boy was grabbed earlier this week and the sweeper, Mr P. Ravinder, was called to a public telephone and told to pay 50,000 rupees (S$1,900). Full Story

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