Bhubaneswar: A woman was rescued by Odisha police six days after her abduction and handed over to her family yesterday.
The abducted woman’s statement has been recorded under section 161 of CrPC following medical examination. Her statement will be recorded under section 164 of CrPC in the court today.
The 24-year-old woman of Kupari area under Khaira police limit of Balasore district was allegedly abducted by spurned lover identified as Manas Behera (30), son of Ramakant Behera of Gadapokhari village in the district from Raj Mahal square on June 28 evening in Odisha capital.
Police rescued her on Tuesday night and handed over to her parents yesterday. Manas, who is accused of kidnapping the woman, was detained and being interrogated in the case.
According to reports, the woman was staying at her uncle’s house at Chintamaniswar area and working at a private company in Chandrasekharpur area in Bhubaneswar. Manas had allegedly been harassing her several times on roads. Even, he had threatened to commit suicide if the woman does not agree to marry him. After her parents rejected Manas’ proposal, he had threatened to kidnap her from road.
He allegedly abducted the woman from Raj Mahal square on June 28 evening and kept her in an unknown place. The victim’s father had lodged a complaint with Laxmisagar police against Manas alleging him of kidnapping his daughter. However, the police took no further action after filing a missing report. After the victim’s father contacted DCP Satyabrat Bhoi in this regard, the case was transferred to Capital police station under which the incident had occurred.
Media had raised eyebrows over police inaction in the case in the past five days. However, the victim was rescued on Tuesday night following raids at several locations in Bhubaneswar.
It is yet to be disclosed from where the woman was rescued by the police in the city.
Police said that everything will be clear after investigation into the case.