MBA student kidnapped in Patna

August 9th, 2008 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS  


Patna, Aug 9 (IANS) A management student was abducted here, police said Saturday. Pratibha Anand, 23, an MBA student at Patna’s Zakir Hussain Management Institute, was kidnapped from Digha police station area here Thursday when she was returning home.

Pratibha’s father Amrendra Kumar Singh, an official in the Post and Telegraph Department here, has made a complaint.

Singh said that he had received ransom calls from the abductors twice. “The abductors threatened me and told me not to inform the police or media. They warned me that they would kill my daughter if I failed to pay the ransom,” Singh told IANS.

The abductors have demanded Rs.1 million from Singh. Pratibha is the only daughter of Singh and was to be married at the end of this year.

Singh had reportedly sold his property for his daughter’s marriage.

Patna Superintendent of Police Anwar Hussain said that police had launched a search operation to trace Pratibha. ”It appears to be of a kidnapping for ransom case. We are investigating it.” he said.

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