Man kidnap wife on way to file divorce petition, arrest

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A kidnapped ‘wife’ jumped off her abductors luxury car after the vehicle got stuck in heavy traffic in the busy Mandi Chowk area of the city today afternoon.SSP Jagdeep Singh Hundal said cops were rushed to the spot as the news spread after a “young woman had been kidnapped.”Panic spread in the city after Kiran Bala, a resident of Qadian, was abducted by some youth. The woman turned out to be the wife of one of the accused and she had come to Gurdaspur from Qadian to catch a bus to Chandigarh where she was scheduled to file a divorce petition in the Punjab and Haryana High court today.An eyewitness followed the kidnappers on his scooter and called the police.Four of the accused, who were armed with baseball bats, had gagged the woman while the fifth-Sukhjinder Singh Sonu, who is the husband of Kiran Bala, was driving the car.However, as the vehicle got stuck in the traffic jam, the woman managed to jump out getting slightly injured.By now, nearly 800 people had gathered at the spot.Three of the accused fled taking advantage of the labyrinthine lanes of the Mandi area while Sukhjinder was nabbed by the cops.Kiran and Sukhjinder had got married against the wishes of their parents in January this year. Later, the youth got addicted to drugs following which the woman decided to divorce him.

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