Homoeopath accused of abduction
A YOUNG woman, who had been missing for the last couple of months, told her family on phone that a homoeopathic practitioner kept her in forcible confinement.india Updated: Feb 03, 2007 20:45 IST
A YOUNG woman, who had been missing for the last couple of months, told her family on phone that a homoeopathic practitioner kept her in forcible confinement.
The police earlier suspected that the teenager had eloped with homoeopath Rajendra Shrivastava, whose clinic was ransacked six months back by the girl’s relatives after she went missing.
However, her family recently received phone from the girl, Tabussum, 19 who alleged that she was forcibly kept in confinement. The phone was apparently made in a hurry and she could not tell that where she was calling from.
The police now registered a case of abduction and compelling woman for marriage against Shrivastava. Earlier, a case of missing person was registered because the police suspected that she had eloped with the homoeopath.
Shrivastava, 36, is already married and his wife, Ranjana, has left him over the same issue, says Station Officer (SO) Shyamla Hills police station SS Kushwaha. “She has also complained that her husband has left her and is living with another woman,” he added.
Tabassum had gone missing from her Ahata Rustam Khan house on June 28. The police registered a case of missing person then.
Her relatives had stoned Shrivastava’s clinic at Budhwara and damaged the car parked outside. Over a dozen relatives of the young woman had pelted stones on the clinic-cum-shop and caused damage.
Tension had prevailed in Talaiya and Budhwara over the episode. The police had registered a case in this regard. Now that she contacted her parents and alleged confinement by the homoeopath, the police are on the lookout for both of them.
The girl reportedly told her family that she was riding her two-wheeler when she was abducted by the accused, who took her in his car and ever since kept her in confinement. The Shyamla Hills police are investigating the matter. Efforts are on to trace the phone call to ascertain their location. The accused family is also being quizzed.
First Published: Feb 03, 2007 20:45 IST