The missing 24-year-old woman engineer has been traced, however police said more details are yet to surface. Snapdeal employee, Dipti Sarna, went missing on Wednesday night when she was on her way back from work. Dipti boarded a shared autorickshaw from Vaishali Metro station to the Ghaziabad bus stand, an 11-km stretch, after which she went missing.
“She called home and spoke to her brother. She said she is in Panipat but we are still not sure whether it was a case of kidnapping. I am very relieved she is found,” Uttar Pradesh DGP Javed Ahmed told the CNN-IBN. However, the top cop said that the police have not spoken to the girl but the family has confirmed that she called home.
ANI reported that the 24-year-old engineer is back home and has reunited with her family. This photo tells it all:
The father of the 24-year-old, however, told NDTV that he does not have much information about his daughter but in an hour details will be clearer. According to the channel, police team is bringing back Dipti from Panipat and the mother confirmed that Dipti’s father has gone with the police.
Dipti Sarna, who works at the company’s Gurgaon office, failed to return home in Kavi Nagar area of Ghaziabad on Wednesday night. On Wednesday night, she left the Metro station around 8.30 pm and took a ‘shared’ auto-rickshaw along with three other passengers, including a woman, IANS reported.
After getting into the vehicle, she telephoned her father Narendra Sarna. After travelling a distance of around 3-4 km, the woman co-passenger was reportedly forced to get down.
Sensing danger, Dipti called her father again and said the auto-rickshaw was taking her in a wrong direction. Her mobile phone has been switched off since then. Superintendent of Police (City) Salman Taj Patil had registered a case and police launched a combing operation in the area, but nothing was found.
Ghaziabad residents on Thursday evening blocked traffic on national highway-24, and also staged a sit-in at the office of the senior superintendent of police.
UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s office had tweeted that he had asked the Ghaziabad Senior Superintendent of Police to “personally head the search operation”, and that several teams had been formed.
“We have been able to trace her last location to a village called Nandgram which is near Hindon Bridge. Preliminary investigations point to a case of abduction. Search operations in the area are being conducted and questioning is on,” SSP Dharmendra Singh told The Indian Express on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Snapdeal launched #HelpFindDipti to locate her and has asked for any information that could help locate her to be shared via Direct Message on Twitter.
“We are extremely disturbed with the reported abduction of our team member. Her security and safety is our topmost priority. We are doing everything to support and work with the authorities in their investigation. The entire Snapdeal family is united in their support and prayer for her safe return,” a Snapdeal spokesperson told The Hindustan Times.