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New Delhi: The Ghaziabad police on Monday arrested five people in connection with the abduction of Snapdeal employee Dipti Sarna who was kidnapped on her way home from Vaishali metro station. The prime accused, Devender, confessed to stalking Dipti since he first saw her a year ago. In their possession, the police found two autorickshaws, a Swift, two revolvers, two country guns, ammunition, and Dipti’s backpack, the police said.
“The accused was highly inspired by Bollywood movie Darr, in which Shahrukh Khan’s character gets obsessed with a woman, he read Adolf Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ during the time he spent in jail and was inspired by the relationship between Hitler and Eva Braun, and he also took inspiration from the life and struggle of Genghis Khan,” said the police.
Ghaziabad SSP Dharmender Singh said that Devender (alias Rajiv and Lilu) had plotted the crime for over a year after he saw Dipti with a friend at the Rajiv Chowk metro station and fell in love with her. He hatched the plan to abduct her, and roped in some associates. Devender told them that Dipti was a hawala operator and has about Rs 3-4 crore hawala money at home, and that if they abduct her, they can ask for a hefty ransom.