Shipra Malik, the Noida-based fashion designer who had gone missing under mysterious circumstances on Monday, had planned her own kidnapping. Sources in the Noida Police told that Shipra had hatched her own kidnapping plan as she was unhappy with loans and property disputes. She stayed at an ashram in Jaipur after disappearing from Noida.
IG Meerut has confirmed that Shipra Malik has been tracked down to Gurgaon and is safe. “I was kidnapped by three men in Noida and taken to Gurgaon,” Shipra had told the police in her statement. The Noida Police is also investigating the role of Shipra’s father and brother in the abduction drama.
Talking to India Today TV, Sujit Pandey, IG Meerut Zone, said, “She (Shipra) is fine. She is with the Noida Police. No ransom calls were made to Shipra’s family. We are trying to find out what actually happened with her. We will come out with all the details soon.” Police sources said that Shipra’s statement is contradictory and they are probing all angles in the case.
Her Maruti Swift car was found abandoned 500 metres away from her Noida home, police said. Chetan Malik, her husband who is a local builder, had filed a missing persons complaint with the Noida Police.
Last month, a 25-year-old Snapdeal employee went missing after taking an autorickshaw from the metro station in Vaishali in Ghaziabad. Deepti Sarna returned home after 40 hours, saying her abductors had released her without harming her.