A 30-year-old woman was kidnapped from her house in Bhiwandi, Thane district. "Following the abduction, the victim's son received a ransom call demanding rupees three lakh for her safe return," the police official said
- The incident took place on Tuesday evening
- Following the abduction, the victim`s son received a ransom call demanding Rs 3 lakh
- Further investigations in the matter is going on
According to the police official, she has been missing for 15 hours.
The incident took place on Tuesday evening, and authorities are currently making efforts to locate her.
Preliminary investigations reveals that a group of seven individuals, including four women, forcibly entered the woman's home on Bhiwandi-Kalyan Road at approximately 5 pm on Tuesday evening.
"They abducted her, forcing her into a vehicle, and fled the scene," as stated in the First Information Report (FIR) filed by the victim's family members.
"Following the abduction, the victim's son received a ransom call demanding rupees three lakh for her safe return," the police official said.
The police suspect that this crime is linked to a financial dispute.
Further investigations in the matter is going on.
As per the police, a case has been filed at Shanti Nagar police station under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.
Meanwhile, a real estate agent, who is one of the four accused on the run in a housing loan fraud case registered in Palghar district of Maharashtra in 2021, has been arrested, police said on Wednesday.
Two offences were registered at Arnala police station in Virar against four persons for allegedly forging documents and obtaining a housing loan of more than Rs 56 lakh from a financial institution. An investigation was launched by the Economic Offences Wing of the police.
An official of the Mira Bhayandar Vasai Virar (MBVV) Police's central crime unit said they tracked the real estate agent, identified as Vinod Mishra, in Nalasopara and arrested him on Monday.
Further investigation is underway.
(with inputs from PTI)