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 man’s statement to police, “When 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.”
Speaking to TOI, a senior police officer said, “Control rooms flashed alert messages and police were told to inspect all auto-rickshaws on road.”
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, “We 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.”
Police got some leads from the wife’s close friends at her workplace.
“We 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,” he added.
This is an aggregated report from Times of India.