‘Missing’ Noida-based designer found in Sultanpur

Shipra Malik, 29, was reported by the police to be safe.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: March 5, 2016 3:27:28 am
Fashion designer Shipra Malik with police Friday.  PTI Fashion designer Shipra Malik with police Friday. PTI

A 29-year-old Noida-based fashion designer who went missing Monday afternoon is back home, said police Friday.

Her location was traced to a village near Gurgaon late Thursday night, said a police officer, adding that various angles including if she had staged her own abduction or left home due to a family rift were being probed.

Shipra Malik, 29, was reported by the police to be safe. Laxmi Singh, DIG, Meerut, who is heading the investigation in the case, said, “Shipra was unhappy and disturbed due to heavy loans, debt and property disputes… In the last four days, she stayed at an ashram in Jaipur… After she mysteriously left Noida, she took a bus to Dhaula Kuan from where she boarded another bus to Jaipur.”

Singh said, “Her last location was traced yesterday night to a house in Sultanpur Village on Jhajjar road near Sultanpur bird sanctuary. She called up her husband, who informed Noida police.”

A police officer said, “The woman decided to return after she saw pictures of her minor son on television. She also found that the police were trying to find her.”

According to sources, Malik initially said she had been thrown out of a car by her abductors, but later admitted she had left on her own. “Police are trying to verify the sequence of her locations and statements. There are no visible injury marks on her body,” said a police officer.

Malik, a Pearl Academy graduate, had married a businessman in 2010. “She used to run a boutique from a rented shop in Brahmaputra Market, Noida. But there was some issue with the owners of the commercial property and it reached court. She had been running her business from her house for some time,” her brother had said Wednesday. The couple has a one-and-a-half-year old son.

(With inputs from PTI)

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