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TCS techie who jumped out of auto to foil kidnap bid is out of hospital

At Kapurbawdi Naka, the driver drove straight towards Bhiwandi, instead of turning left for Kolshet.

Mumbai | Published: September 4, 2014 3:19:11 am

Software engineer, Swapnali Lad (24), who had sustained serious injuries after she jumped out of a moving auto-rickshaw to thwart an abduction attempt, was discharged from the Jupiter Hospital in Thane, confirmed Thane police. Lad, employed with Tata Consultancy Services, was dropped at Capital Hotel on Ghodbunder Road by her manager after work on August 1. She boarded an autorickshaw to go to Kolshet. At Kapurbawdi Naka, the driver drove straight towards Bhiwandi, instead of turning left for Kolshet.

“On August 1, Lad had gone into a state of coma after she had sustained head injuries in her attempt to jump off a speeding auto-rickshaw in Thane. She has started walking normally now and has been discharged from the hospital,” said S.S.Kadam, senior police inspector, Kapurbawadi police station.

“We have gathered few suspects’ photographs from various resources. It includes the auto-rickshaw drivers and also some miscreants who could be possibly be involved in her kidnapping. The doctors have told us that she is still unable to remember the events of the night, but within few days we will visit her house and show her the photographs of the suspects. There is a possiblity that she may react after seeing the photograph and it can help us in getting the lead,”added Kadam.

Dr Harshad Purande, neurosurgeon at Jupiter hospital who treated Swapnali Lad, said, “She is talking normally and has resumed her normal activities. We are hoping that in a couple of months she will be able to resume work. Since her medical parameters are normal, there was no further need of hospital admission.”

Purande, however, added that Lad will continue to suffer from slight memory impairment for unknown period “She does not remember the events of that night and that will continue. It is difficult to say when or if at all her memory will come back,” he said.

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