Shipra Malik staged her own kidnapping : Noida Police

Noida: Shipra Malik, the Noida-based fashion designer, who had gone missing under mysterious circumstances on Monday, had planned her own kidnapping, Noida Police said on Friday.

The Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Meerut Zone, Lakshmi Singh, today ruled out a case of kidnapping and said that the 29-year-old Shipra told the police during questioning that she was inspired by a TV crime show.

"As per her (Shipra Malik) statements given so far, it doesn't seem to be a case of kidnapping. Our team has left for verification of her statement. Shipra Malik made PCR call to prove that her husband and family has nothing to do with incident," Singh told the media here.

"She came back after seeing pictures of her family on TV and after being informed of missing case that had been filed. No injury has been detected during the medical check-up of Shipra Malik," she added.

The Meerut DIG also confirmed that fashion designer called her husband at around 1-1:30 a.m on Thursday and informed him about her whereabouts in Gurgaon.

Earlier on Friday, police claimed to have recovered Shipra Malik in a house in a village on Jhajjar road, 30 kms from Gurgaon. 

Shipra had left her home on Monday afternoon (February 29) for Chandni Chowk.

Her Maruti Swift car was found abandoned 500 metres away from her Noida home, police said. Chetan Malik, her husband who is a builder by profession, had filed a missing persons complaint with the Noida Police.

The last call made by victim's mobile phone was to 100. The victim's last location was found to be Lajpat Nagar in South Delhi.

Shipra is a resident of Noida Sector- 37 and runs a boutique. She is married to a local builder. Her husband had filed a missing complaint with the Noida Police.

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