Abductors were following Snapdeal employee Dipti for 14 months
The police and the family of Dipti Sarna, the 24-year-old Snapdeal executive who returned home safe on Friday, are waiting for a detailed account of the 36 hours that the she spent in captivity and finally got back.
Sarna was allegedly abducted in a shared auto on her way back home in Kavi Nagar, Ghaziabad, from the Vaishali Metro station on Wednesday evening.
“I just want to sleep” was all that she said when approached on Friday evening. Her family said Dipti was not allowed to sleep for 36 hours and was very tired.
“She is too tired. They (the abductors) made her walk for over 10km. She had ‘daal chawal’ and went to sleep,” said Vandana Sarna, Dipti’s mother.
When asked about a mark below her left eye, her family said it was a birth mark.
“She is fine and had no injuries. When they abducted her, they slapped her once and pulled her hair to overpower her. After that, she was not harmed,” said Narendra Sarna, her father.
Dipti’s family friends, neighbours and relatives made beeline for the Sarnas’ house on Friday.
“Whenever I asked her about the incident, she would start speaking but soon choke and start crying. So, we have not troubled her much. We will speak to her once she is comfortable,” said Jatin, her brother who is pursuing BBA from Delhi.
Her family also rejected media reports that they did not wish to press charges against the accused.
Ghaziabad senior superintendent of police Dharmendra Singh said police had a 25-minute chat with Sarna on Friday and every statement that she has made will be “verified”.
“She told us that to conceal her identity, Dipti told the abductors that her name was ‘Sneha’. They told her that they had been following her for 14 months. We took the victim for a medical examination and also to the crime scene,” Singh said.
“We have also roped in sketch artists to prepare portraits of the four abductors. We will also verify the route taken by the abductors as well as the victim on her way back home,” Singh said.
Dipti’s mobile phone, bag and the laptop along with the internet data card are yet to be recovered. Her last mobile location was traced near an isolated stretch of the Raj Nagar Extension Road near the Hindon river.
Meanwhile, police teams seized the clothes and shoes worn by Dipti on the night of the incident and sent her belongings for forensic examination.
The police have detained an auto driver, Hamid, who was standing near the Meerut Crossing where the four accused dropped the second woman passenger at knife-point. The police have also picked up nearly 60 auto drivers from the Vaishali Metro station for questioning and verifying their credentials as well as location at the time of the incident.