A man in Bhopal has held a woman hostage in his apartment since Friday morning. The police, who have reached the building, told ANI that he claims that he is in love with the woman and wants to marry her.
According to an India Today report, the man threatened the police when they tried to barge into the apartment. The police spotted the woman and saw that she was covered in blood. Attempts are on to rescue the woman.
The man, who has been communicating with the police via video call, has asked for stamp paper and a mobile charger from the police. He has also threatened to kill the woman and himself if the police try entering the apartment.
MP: Man has held a girl hostage at her house in Bhopal. Police say 'He claims he loves her & wants to marry. He had asked us for a stamp paper & mobile charger. When we tried to barge in, he threatened us. We saw the girl, she was covered in blood.' Cops are trying to rescue her. pic.twitter.com/sxbvYPl9Fzâ€” ANI (@ANI) July 13, 2018
Reports state that the man has a country-made pistol and a pair of scissors with him.
The man has been identified as Rohit Singh, who hails from Uttar Pradeshâ€™s Aligarh and works as a part-time model in Mumbai.
He reportedly entered the womanâ€™s home at 6 am and she has been held hostage since then. The police were called after the womanâ€™s neighbours heard a commotion from her home.
The man has reportedly been stalking the woman for the past year. The woman had filed a complaint against Rohit in January earlier this year. He was arrested in April after the womanâ€™s complaint.