Woman held hostage by stalker in Bhopal freed after 12 hours
Police said the accused, identified as 30-year-old Rohit Singh, had taken the woman hostage at gunpoint in her city apartment for over 12 hours – demanding that she marry him. The woman has been rescued. Police officers said on condition of anonymity that the woman, who holds a master’s degree in technology, met Singh while she was on a modelling assignment in Mumbai. The police said it appeared Singh was upset with the woman’s parents, who were against their marriage. The parents had registered a case against him and got him arrested. The man barged into the woman’s house early in the morning and took her hostage at gunpoint, claiming he loved her and wanted to marry her. He then locked himself up with her in a room, later heightening the drama by releasing a video clip in which a woman is seen lying on a bed and what is purported to be blood over the floor. In the video clip which he released, showing a woman on a bed and blood on the floor, Singh introduces himself and also names the woman, claiming they love each other. He says her parents called her back to Bhopal after they came to know of their relationship. Singh said the police were responsible for the condition of the woman seen in the clip.