Cops clueless about return of doctor couple from Bangkok

Three days after a 13-year-old girl was rescued from Hahnemann Apartments in Dwarka Sector 6,police are still clueless on when the doctor couple,who had allegedly kept her in confinement for a week while they were holidaying in Bangkok,will return.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:April 2, 2012 2:33 am

Three days after a 13-year-old girl was rescued from Hahnemann Apartments in Dwarka Sector 6,police are still clueless on when the doctor couple,who had allegedly kept her in confinement for a week while they were holidaying in Bangkok,will return.

Police have deployed several teams to all possible locations in the city and elsewhere,including Amritsar and Kolkata. “The couple,Sanjay and Sumita Verma,have relatives in Amritsar and Kolkata. We have sent out teams there,” said a police officer.

Both airports have been alerted too and the list of passengers on-board flights from Bangkok to Delhi,Amritsar and Kolkata are being checked.

On Thursday,the girl was rescued by an NGO and a team of the Delhi Police after she was residents in the apartment complex saw her crying out for help from the doctor-couple’s second-floor apartment balcony. In her statement before the CWC,the girl disclosed that she was tortured for the seven months that she was working at the couple’s house.

The girl was brought to Delhi by an uncle,who,police said,was not a blood relative. Police are on the lookout for him and the owner of a placement agency in Punjabi Bagh,who has shut shop and fled. It was the agency that sent the girl to the couple’s house.

The girl told police that she hasn’t spoken to her parents since she came down to Delhi and has asked to be put in touch with them. Teams have been sent to search for her parents in her village of Veerkeda in Jharkhand’s Ghumla district. “Her parents will help us establish the chain of events and identify those on the run,” said the officer.

On Saturday,Sanjay got in touch with his father and informed him that he wouldn’t be coming to India as per his original schedule,police said. “The couple was slated to arrive by the morning flight on Saturday but cancelled their plan after they heard about the girl being rescued. We are keeping track of the couple’s movements,” a police officer said. By Monday,if the couple is not here,police said,a red corner notice will be issued against them.

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