Delhi: Snapdeal employee abducted while returning home

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad
  • Updated: Feb 12, 2016 10:27 IST
The victim is an IT Professional and works at Gurgaon-based Snapdeal. (Representative image)

A 23-year-old woman was allegedly abducted in an auto as she was returning from work on Wednesday night.

According to police, Dipti Sarna, is an executive in the legal department at Snapdeal. She usually travels from her office in Gurgaon to Vaishali in a metro. From there on, she takes an auto to the bus-stand in Ghaziabad from where her family members picked her up.

“On the night of incident, she was speaking to a friend on her mobile phone and she suddenly started shouting at the auto driver about taking a wrong route. Later, her mobile got switched off. Her family immediately informed police,” a police officer said.

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Her friend informed the woman’s family in Kavi Nagar immediately after his call . Apart from informing the police, they also called her number repeatedly but could not contact her.

Following the incident which took place near river Hindon bridge, police launched a massive search and also registered an FIR for abduction at Sihani Gate police station.

“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,” said a Snapdeal spokesperson.

“The victim is yet to be traced but her last location was found at Morti village near Raj Nagar Extension as per the electronic surveillance. We have scanned the spot and some tyre marks were also found. We have found some people who saw the auto. We are investigating further with the help of several teams and it seems to be a case of abduction,” said Salman Taj, superintendent of police (city).

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