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Kidnapping of VN girl being investigated

Update: July, 07/2012 - 10:35

BINH PHUOC —Vietnamese police are investigating the kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl from southern Binh Phuoc Province's Dong Phu District.

She was returned to her parents four days later after they paid a ransom of US$714.

The girl was allegedly taken to Cambodia on June 18. Two days later, the parents reported the case to police.

According to them, a girl from the same commune called for their daughter to go to southern Binh Duong Province to visit a friend.

However, she was allegedly taken by a group of youngsters over the border to Cambodia on June 20.

The kidnappers later called her parents demanding US$3,000 or they would sell the girl.

But her parents went to Moc Bai International Border Gate and paid them VND15 million ($714) a ransom to free the kidnapped girl. The girl returned to her family on June 22. — VNS

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