Delhi: Odia pilgrim rescued 3 months after abduction

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New Delhi: A man from Sundergarh who was abducted from Old Delhi Railway station area three months ago, was rescued from Kurukshetra in Haryana, Delhi Police said today.

Ganesh Salima of Tangarapalli in Sundergarh district was on a pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi on March 27 with his wife Manju. While returning home, some miscreants kidnapped him from Old Delhi railway station and later engaged him in farm lands as bonded labourer at a place in Haryana, Ganesh told OTV.

With the help of a fellow labourer, he managed to make a call to his wife and narrated the suffering. Later, his wife provided the call details to police.

“I was not given proper food and forced to work every day in land without wage. I was not allowed to go outside and interact with anybody. Phone call was also restricted for me. A fellow labourer helped me speak to my wife when I narrated the ordeal to her,” he added.

His wife had registered a case of abduction at Old Delhi police station. However, police did not take the matter seriously, Manju alleged. Later, she met Sundergarh MP and Minister Jual Oram seeking his intervention.

“Initially, they (police) paid no heed to my case. After the minister’s intervention, they made efforts to trace my husband,” Manju said.

After Oram’s intervention, the investigating team tracked the phone call and traced Ganesh at a place in Kurukshetra.

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