Monday, 4 February 2008

Paedophile held for abusing 100 boys

Chandra Bhushan Pandey & Dipak Mishra
TNN, February 3, 2008

Motihari/Patna: A 40-year-old man who abducted nearly 100 teenaged boys and sexually abused them in captivity has been arrested by the Bihar police. Arjun Sah was caught on Wednesday when he was going from Motihari to Dhaka in a truck. There were two boys, a private school student from Riga in Sitamarhi he had kidnapped on January 23, and another teenager from Bettiah.

"Sah is a paedophile. He was nabbed earlier and had been charged with sodomy. He was released in 2006.", said ADGP (headquarters) Anil Sinha. A resident of Sakara Bazar on the Indo-Nepal border of Bihar's East Champaran district, Sah has also received ransom from the parents of abducted boys, police sources said.

East Champaran SP S K Jha said Sah was arrested after the father of the boy he had kidnapped from Riga filed a missing person's report. The Sitamarhi and Chiriya police sought the help of East Champaran police to rescue the boy. In the process. they arrested Sah and rescued the two boys.

The East Champaran police handed over Sah to Sitamarhi police. During interrogation, Sah confessed that he kidnapped boys to sodomise them. The kidnapped boys also said they were sodomised by Sah repeatedly during captivity.

Jha said Sah stayed in hotels with the boys he kidnapped. Sah is accused of kidnapping 27 children in Vaishali, Gopalganj, East and West Champaran, Uttar Pradesh and Nepal.