Abducted girl offered herself as hostage to save schoolmates

Gunjan Sharma, one of the 11 children abducted in a school van in Assam`s Simaluguri town on Wednesday, pleaded with the gunman to take her alone hostage and let the others go, revealed one of the 10 little children who escaped. Gunjan herself was found early on Thursday morning near Bihubhor, near the Nagaland border, where the gunman freed her.Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has announced an award of Rs. 2 lakh to Gunjan, who has since returned home.

Dec 07, 2013, 10:55 AM IST