GHAZIABAD: A 25-year-old woman allegedly went missing after taking an autorickshaw from the metro station in Vaishali area in Ghaziabad, police said today as it launched a search operation in the jungles of Morti near Raj Nagar extension, where her last location was traced to.
Ten teams of Ghaziabad Police are trying to trace Deepti Sarna, who works with Snapdeal in Gurgaon. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, has instructed the Ghaziabad SSP to personally head the search operation.
"UPCM @yadavakhilesh has instructed SSP GZB to personally head the search operation of #HelpFindDipti. Several teams formed," said a tweet on his official Twitter handle. Last night around 8.30 she became untraceable while travelling in an auto she had hired from outside Vaishali Metro Station, police said.
City SP Salman Taj Patil said that Deepti was on her way from Vaishali metro station to the old bus stand of Ghaziabad where her father Narendra Sarna, a resident of Kavi Nagar, was waiting to pick her up. Sarna told the police that when the auto crossed the Hindon river bridge, Deepti called him and gave him the location.
She was also heard shouting at the auto driver for taking a wrong route, he said, adding thereafter her phone was switched off. Upon information, police swung into action and launched a manhunt to search the girl.
Today morning, police started combing operation in the jungles of Morti near Raj Nagar extension under jurisdiction of Sihani gate police station. As per call details of Deepti's phone, that was her last location, Patil said. Police is trying to trace Deepti by electronic surveillance and monitoring some other mobile numbers.
Some auto drivers were also summoned for questioning, the officer said. Meanwhile, there were protests by people outside the residences of police officials.