Five people have been arrested along with ‘psychopath’ stalker in the abduction case of Snapdeal employee Dipti Sarna on Monday morning. Police said he was in one-sided love with the executive and inspired by the 1994 film Darr’s character featured by Shahrukh Khan. The 24-year-old, who went missing on 10 February, but subsequently returned home two days later, took a police team through the route that her abductors took on Sunday.
Police investigations have also revealed that the kidnapping plan was hatched by a person named Devendra, who is a resident of Haryana.
Dharmendra Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ghaziabad said, “The main accused Devendra was in a one-sided love affair with Dipti. He even went on to make an analogy to the movie Darr, starring Shah Rukh Khan, and added that criminals like him were “hardcore”. Further, Singh said that this stalker had stalked Dipti for over a year, after first spotting her in a metro at Rajiv Chowk, but could not muster the courage to convey his feelings to her.
Singh said the main accused in the case is a psychopath. Devendra, who hails from Panipat in Haryana, is a history-sheeter and carries a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head.
“It is just like a case portrayed in the movie Darr, where Shah Rukh Khan is involved in a one-sided affair. They are hardcore criminals,” Singh added.
Dipti, 24, went missing near Delhi on her way home from work and after she took an auto-rickshaw.
After leaving the Snapdeal office in Gurgaon, Dipti took the metro to Ghaziabad and then got into an auto. The auto driver was allegedly among the kidnappers.
Two days later, on Friday, Dipti called her family to say she was safe and was on a train to Delhi. She told the police that the kidnappers took care of her and gave her food. No ransom call was made to Dipti’s family.