A police search for a 29-year-old woman from Bengaluru on Wednesday revealed that she had planted a kidnap drama and eloped with her lover who was her former colleague.
According to Times of India report, on October 14, the woman, who works as a receptionist in an IT firm, spoke to her husband over a phone call saying that she had been kidnapped. Later, the phone was switched off when he tried to reach her.
The husband, who is a private company employee and resident of MS Palya near Mathikere, approached Sadashivnagar police saying his wife had been kidnapped by an unknown person after she had taken an auto-rickshaw near Vidhana Soudha around 8pm.
The newspaper quoted the manâ€™s statement to police, â€śWhen I called my wife, she told me that she has been kidnapped in an auto-rickshaw and she was near BEL Circle. I told her to jump off the auto. A few minutes later, I tried to call her again but her mobile was switched off.â€ť
Speaking to TOI, a senior police officer said, â€śControl rooms flashed alert messages and police were told to inspect all auto-rickshaws on road.â€ť
The police sensed something was amiss after they checked the call record details. It appeared that the woman was travelling in Tamil Nadu.
TOI quoted a police official saying, â€śWe sensed foul play. We asked her husband for a list of persons she would be in contact with. One number he gave was also found to be active in the same place n Tamil Nadu.â€ť
Police got some leads from the wifeâ€™s close friends at her workplace.
â€śWe also made enquiries at her workplace and were told by her friends about the over. The woman had also bid goodbye to a few close friends at her workplace, saying she wouldn't be seeing them for some time,â€ť he added.
This is an aggregated report from Times of India.