It took an hour-long chase in North Delhi for two Delhi police constables to foil the kidnapping of a young woman on Friday. Nineteen year-old Muskan was rescued from three kidnappers who had lured her with her male friend, police said.
Two cops on duty near Chandgiram Akahra near Kashmere Gate ISBT on Friday evening were approached by a young man crying for help.
A hassled Himanshu told assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Mahinder Singh and head constable Jagdish that his friend, 19-year-old Muskan, had been kidnapped by three men in a white Santro car.
Taking Himanshu along with them, the policemen chased the car for 5 kms, for around an hour, before the abductors were finally apprehended. The accused were identified as Sachin Choudhary (32), Shiv Kumar (32) and Saurabh (34).
“The three men were drunk. We found several alcohol bottles in the car,” said Mahinder Singh.
“The car was speeding. We could catch them only after several attempts as they kept trying to run away. When we finally caught them, they started misbehaving with us. It was only after we took out their car keys that they stopped,” said Jagdish.
Muskan was rescued near North Delhi’s Geeta Ghat area. The two policemen will be awarded for their act, senior police officers said.
According to the police, Muskan and her friend Himanshu were waiting at the Burari bus stop to go to Wazirabad, when they asked for directions from the three men in the car. The accused offered a lift and the two hitched a ride in their car.
When the accused did not stop the car despite crossing Wazirabad, the woman started shouting. As the car‘s windows were closed, her voice was not audible. Himanshu was then thrown out near the CNG station, and his phone and aadhar car were taken away. That was when the boy approached the police for help.
“The woman was naturally very scared and anxious when she was rescued. We tried to calm her down, when she was in the police vehicle,” added Jagdish.
The car has been seized by the police for further investigation.