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Woman rescued after 20 days in captivity; 4 held


BENGALURU: Nelamangala police have arrested four individuals, together with two women, for allegedly abducting a girl from their neighbourhood, difficult a ransom of Rs 5 lakh and holding her in captivity for 20 days.
Garment employee Divyavathi M, 35, a resident of Baktanapaly, near Nelamangala and from Chikkamagaluru, managed to inform the owner of the house where she have been kept captive about her abduction. The proprietor, in turn, alerted police, who rescued her.

Rathnamma and her husband Umesh, who had been Divyavathi’s neighbours and their pals Kavitha and Bharath, all aged between 25 and 30 years, had been arrested later.

Divyavathi lived in a apartment space along with her 16-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son. Rathnamma, who was once dealing with monetary issues, advised Divyavathi on the night of March 29 that she had asked money from her friend, who promised to pay it near a faculty of their locality. Rathnamma asked Divyavathi to accompany her.

Unaware of Rathnamma’s plan, Divyavathi accompanied her. Bharath, who was once waiting in a automotive at the school, picked up the duo. Later, they drove Divyavathi to a village near Madanayakanahalli. Umesh and Kavitha joined the kidnappers at the village.

Demanded Rs 5 lakh

Umesh advised Divyavathi that she have been kidnapped and would be launched only if she organized for Rs 5 lakh.

“The gang directed me not to tell somebody about my kidnap. They recommended I tell my daughter that I was arrested by means of police. On their path, I advised my daughter that I have been arrested by means of police and they would unencumber me if I pay them Rs 5 lakh. I requested my daughter to organize money from my pals,” Divyavathi advised police in her complaint.


House proprietor is helping her escape


The gang kept Divyavathi in a space. Around 6pm on April 17, Divyavathi discovered the house proprietor near probably the most home windows and alerted him that she have been kept in detention. The space proprietor knowledgeable jurisdictional Madanayakanahalli police, who rushed to identify and rescued her.


Base on Divyavathi’s complaint, Nelamangala Town police registered a case and managed to arrest all the four accused. “We arrested the accused and produced them ahead of court, which remanded them in judicial custody. Further probe is beneath approach,” mentioned Sajeeth VJ, additional superintendent of police (Bengaluru rural district).




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