A mob of around 40 men yesterday forcibly entered a house and kidnapped a 24-year-old Telangana woman on the day she was to get engaged, a chilling video clip of the incident shows. She was safely rescued after an hours-long operation by the police, and some of the accused have been picked up. A case has also been registered.
#WATCH | Ranga Reddy, Telangana | A 24-yr-old woman was kidnapped from her house in Adibatla y'day. Her parents alleged that around 100 youths barged into their house, forcibly took their daughter Vaishali away & vandalised the house. Police say, case registered & probe underway. pic.twitter.com/s1lKdJzd2B— ANI (@ANI) December 10, 2022
The woman, a BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) graduate who had been working as a house surgeon, was abducted from her own house, in Adibatla village of Ranga Reddy district near Hyderabad in Telangana.
The woman's parents have reportedly alleged that around 100 young men barged into their house and forcibly took their daughter Vaishali away. Atleast 30 men could be seen in the video, vandalising the house, smashing car windows, and dragging a man out of the house and beating him up with sticks and rods.
The family has accused a man named Naveen Reddy, who had allegedly been harassing the woman to marry her, of leading the mob and kidnapping her. Naveen has a franchise for a branded tea store and had put up a glass-walled cafe right opposite her home, in a movie-like romance. That was brought down and demolished by Vaishali's parents after her abduction.
Naveen went with workers from his tea stall, claiming his 'wife' refused to live with him, and he wanted to take her home. The woman was reportedly in a relationship, but claims she was not married to him. The police have arrested 18 people, but say the main accused Naveen is still on the run. They are trying to identify and arrest the others as well, they said.
Ibrahimpatnam police told NDTV that Vaishali is a dentist and daughter of an ex army man. She had met Naveen on a badminton court and the two had become close. Naveen is said to have even bought her a car from his multilevel marketing business that had raked in money.
Subsequently, Naveen reportedly proposed marriage, but she rejected the proposal. He had then harassed her on Instagram and other social media platforms, and she had filed a police complaint alleging stalking.
Yesterday, Vaishali was reportedly to be engaged when Naveen barged in along with about 40 others and attacked the girl's family, house and vandalised the car. They took the 24-year-old medico away but subsequently released her themselves, after which she called her parents.