Two men drag a woman along on a well-lit road. Two bikes appear to be following the trio. They walk straight ahead, with the bikes close behind them, and at a junction – invisible to the viewer – the three turn right. The bikes follow, as does a third bike.
Right as they disappear from the frame, another man can be seen. He’s running, seemingly worried, and perhaps chasing the men who are dragging the woman.
Everyone else on the street has either not noticed what was happening, or did not care.
Three persons held for kidnapping a woman. CCTVfootage Hyderabad,
On Monday night, the Amberpet police received a complaint from K Srinivas, who was worried and devastated after his wife had been abducted by three men.
K Srinivas and his wife had borrowed Rs 4 lakh from a money lender, M Srinivas, four years ago. But due to financial difficulties, K Srinivas could only return Rs 1 lakh so far.
The money lender has visited the victim’s house a number of times in the past. On Monday, he was accompanied by four men – Sai Ram, Raju, Venkat, Swaroop – and his minor son.
Inspector Anand Kumar told :
M Srinivas used to visit the victim’s house frequently. However on Monday, he visited the victim’s house along with the other accused. When he did not get his money back, he said that the victim will remain in his custody till her husband pays him the money back
The police used CCTV footage of the incident to find the registration number of the car that was used to abduct the victim. While two of the accused were waiting in the car, two of them were dragging the victim along, and two others were riding close to them on bikes.
The police then alerted different toll points in the city, and following a tip-off on Tuesday, they arrested three of the accused – M Srinivas, Sai Ram and Raju – from Tarnaka area in Hyderabad, and rescued the woman. The other three accused are absconding.
The three men who have been arrested have booked them under sections 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation), 363 (Punishment for kidnapping), 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of IPC.
“The victim sustained some injuries while they dragged her on the road. They also slapped and beat her up,” the inspector added.