AHMEDABAD – Enraged after his daughter eloped with a boy, a man allegedly kidnapped and raped the boy’s mother and aunt and subjected them to physical torture. The man, Suresh Bhil, has been arrested by Sarkhej police who are now on a lookout for 10 other persons involved in kidnapping.
Bhil’s daughter Renuka, 20, eloped with Leela’s son Deepak, 22, from Asarwa in January. Deepak’s family members also filed a complaint in Shahibaug police station about him gone missing. Meanwhile, Leela and her sister Kokila got to know that the couple were hiding somewhere in Sarkhej.
On February 1, both sisters went to Sarkhej to find Deepak and Renuka. However, Suresh, his wife Nanda and few others reached Sarkhej, and kidnapped both the women. Police said they were taken to houses in Sanand and Viramgam. Suresh allegedly raped both the women here. He insisted that they were aware of his daughter’s whereabouts but were not revealing.
On February 2, the women were forcibly taken in a vehicle to Deesa where Suresh subjected them to physical torture. The next day, he released Leela and threatened her that unless she brought back his daughter, he won’t let Kokila go.
Leela then came to Ahmedabad and approached Sarkhej police station. A team of policemen took her to Deesa where they got to know that Suresh has already taken Kokila to the Sabarmati area in Ahmedabad. Sabarmati police launched a massive search operation in the area. But, ironically, she was located from a house right opposite the Sabarmati police station.
“We have sent both the women for a medical check up at the Civil Hospital and teams have been dispatched to various areas to nab the remaining accused,” said R K Patel, deputy superintendent of police, Sarkhej division.