Ghaziabad, Feb 11 (IANS) A 23-year-old woman engineer, working in the IT department at shopping website Snapdeal, has been abducted, police said on Thursday. Residents protested the crime, blocking roads and holding a sit-in.
Deepti Sharma, who works at the company’s Gurgaon office, failed to return home in Kavi Nagar area of Ghaziabad on Wednesday night.
She usually took the Delhi Metro up to Vaishali station in Ghaziabad, and from there, she took an auto-rickshaw to her house, located around eight km from the station.
On Wednesday night, she left the Metro station around 8.30 p.m. and took a ‘shared’ auto-rickshaw along with three other passengers, including a woman.
After getting into the vehicle, she telephoned her father Narendra Sharma.
After travelling a distance of around 3-4 km, the woman co-passenger was reportedly forced to get down.
Sensing danger, Deepti called her father again and said the auto-rickshaw was taking her in a wrong direction. Her mobile phone was then switched off.
Her father along with some political leaders contacted police and filed a complaint.
Superintendent of Police (City) Salman Taj Patil said a case was registered and police launched a combing operation in the area, but nothing was found.
Ghaziabad residents on Thursday evening blocked traffic on national highway-24, and also staged a sit-in at the office of the senior superintendent of police.