Bihar's mukhiya kidnapped by unidentifed persons

A mukhiya has been kidnapped by unidentified persons from a village under Karjain police station area in Bihar's Supaul district, a police officer said on Wednesday.

Bihar: Naxals kidnap school boy from hostel, release him later

Suspected Naxalites kidnapped a student from a reputed residential school in Maoist-hit Jamui district in the wee hours of Thursday.

Bihar: Maoists kidnap schoolboy, return him with injuries

Suspected Maoists on Wednesday night kidnapped a student of the Simultala Resident School in the Jamui district of Bihar, before returning him in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Youth kidnapped, killed by juvenile hostel mate

An 18-year-old youth was kidnapped and killed by his juvenile hostel mate here over an old enmity, police said on Friday.

Colombian anti-kidnap chief's daughter released

The daughter of the head of Colombia's National Protection Unit, the force charged with guarding potential kidnap and assassination victims, has been released by her abductors, President Juan Manuel Santos has said.

Abduction accused mowed down while escaping police custody

An accused in an abduction case was mowed down by a speeding dumper outside Okhla police station while he was allegedly trying to escape police custody.

Minor gang-raped in UP; Three arrested

A 15-year-old girl was kidnapped and gang-raped by four persons following which three of them were arrested on Friday in Badaut police station area here, officials said.

Delhi Court acquits youth of charges of kidnapping, raping minor

 A youth has been acquitted of the charges of kidnapping and raping a minor after enticing her to marry him by a Delhi court, which said he was not on the wrong side of the law and the girl had voluntarily gone with him.

Hong Kong police nab suspect in massive hunt for kidnappers

 Hong Kong police on Monday arrested one of six suspects who fled with millions in ransom money after a kidnap, the city`s new police commissioner Stephen Lo said.

40 bandits kidnap 7 policemen in Pak; PM orders rescue

At least seven policemen were on Sunday kidnapped by around 40 "dacoits" who stormed a police post in Pakistan's Punjab province, prompting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to order their rescue.

Hong Kong Police search country park for kidnappers

Hundreds of heavily-armed officers are searching one of Hong Kong`s rural country parks in a massive operation to hunt down six men who fled with millions in ransom money after a kidnap, local media have reported.

Hong Kong police hunt kidnap gang that fled with $3.6 mn ransom

Hong Kong police on Wednesday launched a city-wide hunt for a gang that made off with a ransom of HK$28 million ($3.6 million) paid by the family of a 29-year-old kidnap victim.

Nigeria claims rescue of nearly 300 women and girls from Boko Haram

Nigerian troops rescued nearly 300 girls and women during an offensive against Boko Haram fighters in the northeastern Sambisa Forest, the military said.

Delhi court acquits man of charges of kidnapping, raping girl

A Delhi court has acquitted a man of the charges of kidnapping and raping a girl after she stated that she had willingly married him.

Kidnapped trio in DR Congo are subcontractors to UN mission: UN

Three men kidnapped in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo work for a specialised private firm subcontracted by the UN anti-mine service, the UN mission in the country said Friday.

Atleast 2,000 women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram: Amnesty
Atleast 2,000 women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram: Amnesty

 Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 2,000 women and girls since the beginning of last year, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, a year on from the mass abduction of 219 Nigerian schoolgirls.

Spain jihadists suspected of planning kidnaps, execution: Judge

A gang suspected of links to the Islamic State group planned possible kidnappings, an execution and attacks on Jewish shops and public buildings in Spain, an investigating judge said Friday.

Insurgents release 300 kidnapped Syrian Kurds: Kurdish official

 Islamist insurgents have released 300 Kurdish men in the country`s north who were taken captive on Sunday, a Kurdish official said on Monday.

Islamists kidnap about 300 Kurds in Syria: Kurdish officials
Islamists kidnap about 300 Kurds in Syria: Kurdish officials

Islamist fighters on Monday kidnapped some 300 Kurdish civilians at a checkpoint in northwestern Syria, Kurdish officials and a local journalist told AFP.

Israel ends West Bank manhunt after `missing` man found

Israel called off a search for one of its citizens feared snatched by Palestinian militants after he was found alive in a West Bank settlement, police said early Friday.