Snapdeal employee feared abducted in Ghaziabad on way home from work

According to police, Dipti disappeared around 8.30 pm Wednesday near Hindon Bridge.

Written by Aditi Vatsa | New Delhi | Updated: February 12, 2016 5:41 am
snapdeal Dipti Sarna, a snapdeal employee has been abducted from Ghaziabad.

A 24-year-old woman was feared abducted on her way home from work in Ghaziabad Wednesday night. Dipti Sarna, an employee of e-commerce firm Snapdeal, boarded a shared autorickshaw from Vaishali Metro station to the Ghaziabad bus stand, an 11-km stretch, and has since been missing.

UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s office tweeted that he had asked the Ghaziabad Senior Superintendent of Police to “personally head the search operation”, and that several teams had been formed. Delhi Police informed Snapdeal that they too had alerted all patrol teams. Snapdeal had earlier tweeted Dipti’s photo, seeking information on her.

According to police, Dipti disappeared around 8.30 pm Wednesday near Hindon Bridge. “Her father was waiting for her near the Ghaziabad bus stand when he received a call from her friend. The friend informed her father that she was in danger.

He had been speaking to her on the phone when he heard her scream and the call got disconnected,” S J Patil, SP City, Ghaziabad, said.

“We have been able to trace her last location to a village called Nandgram which is near Hindon Bridge. Preliminary investigations point to a case of abduction. Search operations in the area are being conducted and questioning is on,” SSP Dharmendra Singh said.


An FIR under IPC section 364 — kidnapping or abducting in order to murder — has been lodged by the girl’s family, Singh said. Police said they were going through CCTV footage, mostly from the Vaishali Metro station.

A resident of Kavi Nagar, Dipti works as a company secretary in Snapdeal’s legal department in Gurgaon. Her father Narendra Sarna said: “My daughter has been taking the same route every evening for the last one year. She would board the Metro from Gurgaon and travel to Vaishali. Before boarding a shared autorickshaw from Vaishali, she would call us. When she would reach Hindon Bridge, she would call again and ask me to reach Ghaziabad bus stand.”

On Wednesday evening too, Dipti called her father at 7.42 pm from Vaishali Metro station. At 8.17 pm, she made a second call, asking her father to reach the bus stand. Minutes later, her father received a call from her friend, alerting him that his daughter was in danger.

“Her friend, who was in Bengaluru, called me and said they had been speaking on the phone when Dipti screamed and the call got disconnected. At that time, I was waiting for her near Ghaziabad bus stand. I rushed to the Hindon Bridge area, called her but the phone was switched off,” the father said.

Police said no eyewitness has stepped forward so far but they were looking for another young woman who might have been on the same autorickshaw.

“Some autorickshaw drivers in the Hindon Bridge area have said that around the same time last night, a young woman had come to their stand and was crying. She apparently told them that she was pushed out of the shared autorickshaw by some men who waved a knife at her. The autorickshaw drivers said the woman claimed that there was another woman in the autorickshaw. Efforts to track this witness are underway,” a police officer said.

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  1. A
    Feb 11, 2016 at 7:03 pm
    How sad...? She is beautiful youth trying to make hard EARNING can anybody be so cruel..they should get married to someone they should thin wht their mother and sis would think.. Looking at victims who are such hard working girls my heart breaks ,and on the other sideblook at some others live in relations and multiple affairs they r not even aware of this and are ignorant...
    1. S
      SurAce Chand
      Feb 12, 2016 at 7:20 am
      Police waali ki ladki thi isliye puri force laga k jldi dund liya otherwise kise ko koi frk nhi pdta na c.m tweet tk nhi krta
      1. R
        Feb 11, 2016 at 2:21 pm
        That part of the country is a perennial shame to India.
        1. R
          Feb 11, 2016 at 5:29 pm
          You elect anti-nationals and pseudo-seculars and it is permanent jungle raj.
          1. C
            Chandrashekhar Deshpande
            Feb 11, 2016 at 1:06 pm
            There may be supporters for the PM's call for 'MAKE IN INDIA' unfortunately some of the companies may opt the slogan 'Make in India' except UP and Bihar and Delhi.
            1. D
              Feb 11, 2016 at 9:25 pm
              Sorry to hear and uderstand the terrible pain going through by the family. Pray for her safety. Ghaziabad and UP is very unsafe place for women.
              1. P
                Feb 11, 2016 at 2:51 pm
                another incident in UP
              2. D
                Dr Gautam
                Feb 11, 2016 at 6:57 pm
                Pray for her safety,women are not safe in india especially UP
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