Father accuses woman tutor of ‘luring’ and abducting his son

The father of a 14-year-old student of Lucknow’s well-known City Montessori School...

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: October 12, 2012 3:56:30 am

Tutor’s son also missing

The father of a 14-year-old student of Lucknow’s well-known City Montessori School has lodged a complaint the police accusing his son’s 35-year-old tutor of “luring” and kidnapping him. Both the boy and the tutor,Sonal Mathur,have been missing since Saturday.

Mathur’s nine-year-old son is also missing. Police claimed to have traced the mobile phones of both Mathur and the boy till Kanpur,where these were switched off.

A Class IX student,the boy went to the house of Sonal Mathur,a short distance from his residence in Rajajipuram,for tuitions. He had been taking classes with her for 10 months. Last Saturday too,he left home around 9.30 am for his classes,but did not return home,his father has said in the complaint.

The father says when he spoke to Mathur’s husband Sharad Mathur,the latter told him his son hadn’t come for tuitions that day and that his wife too had been missing since morning along with their son.

The father waited till evening before lodging a complaint of kidnapping with the Tal Katora police station.

Station Officer Vinod Yadav said Mathur had an argument with her husband the day before she went missing. He also said that she frequently talked to the boy over the phone and this is what led to the fight. Call details show Mathur and the boy talked to each other for about 25 minutes before they went missing,said the police.

Yadav said they also had CCTV footage from an ATM booth in Rajajipuram,where Mathur withdrew Rs 25,000 and where the two can be seen together. Mathur’s phone was briefly switched on in Kolkata two days ago before being turned off again.

An assistant manager of Baroda Uttar Pradesh Gramin Bank posted in Rae Bareli district,the boy’s father said he had noticed nothing unusual about their relationship.

One of Mathur’s relatives,Bishan Kumar,hinted that it was a case of marital dispute and said it was wrong to allege that she had disappeared with the boy.

HC seeks Centre’s reply on Vadra probe plea

The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court has sought reply from the Centre on a writ petition seeking an inquiry into the allegations made by civil activist Arvind Kejriwal and advocate Prashant Bhushan against Robert Vadra,son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

The petition has been filed by social activist Dr Nutan Thakur as regards to allegations made by Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan against Vadra and DLF. The Central government,through Secretary,Prime Minister’s Office,is respondent in the matter.

The Bench comprising Justices Uma Nath Singh and Virendra Kumar Dixit has granted three weeks time to respondent’s counsel and Additional Solicitor General of India Dr Ashok Nigam to submit preliminary objections to the maintainability of writ petition.

Petitioner’s counsel Asok Pande said that the case has been listed on November 21 for next hearing.

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