Odisha young woman ‘abducted’ two weeks ago rescued

Cuttack/Jajpur: The Dharmasala Police today evening rescued the 21-year-old woman of Jajpur district who was allegedly kidnapped by a youth around two weeks ago from Cuttack. Her family members had alleged it was a case of ‘Love Jihad’.

In a telephonic conversation between the young woman and her mother that come to fore earlier in the day, the young woman was heard informing her mother that she was being tortured and kept by the abductors at a hotel near beach in Puri. Also, the young woman said she will be taken to a masjid at Sutahat in Cuttack.

Worth mentioning, the young woman had gone to VN College, Jajpur Road on December 5 for migration certificate. Later in the evening, she went missing while her mobile phone was found to be switched off.

As per the complaint lodged by the young woman’s family members, one Shaik Abdul Sehmat Khan alias Bobby of Choramuhan village under Dharmasala police limits abducted her. Khan was earlier forcing the girl to have love affair with him and change her religion. As the girl refused to do so, Khan threatened to kidnap her.

Police had arrested Shaikh Abdul Hamid Khan, father of Shaikh Abdul Sehmat Khan, for his alleged involvement in the abduction and threatening the parents of the girl to kill them.

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