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Bhanwari Devi still alive, kept hostage: Letter

The Jodhpur police has received an anonymous letter that claims Bhanwari Devi, a midwife and nurse missing for almost a month, is being kept hostage by a politician in Haryana.

india Updated: Oct 07, 2011 21:34 IST
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The Jodhpur police has received an anonymous letter that claims Bhanwari Devi, a midwife and nurse missing for almost a month, is being kept hostage by a politician in Haryana.

Devi (36), who was posted as auxiliary nurse midwife at a sub-center in Jaliwada village, around 120 km from Jodhpur district, went missing on September 1.

Her husband Amarchand has alleged that she was abducted at the behest of water resources minister Mahipal Maderna and his associates. These charges have been refuted by them.

Bhanwari last registered her presence at the sub-center on August 24 and was absent after that.

Locals say she led a lavish lifestyle and had political connections.

Her name had sprung up sometime back after a CD which allegedly showed her in compromising position with the minister and an MLA was circulated.

The Jodhpur police has already announced a cash reward of Rs 4,000 for any information regarding Bhanwari.

Bhanwari, mother of two girls and a son, has also worked in a few local music video albums and was actively involved with the Congress party.