Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

After a series of high dramas, the Swiggy delivery boy Patitapabana Prusty alias Chikun, who had faked up the kidnapping to elope with a girl from Gop area in Puri district, has been finally brought back to Bhubaneswar from Katia in Madhya Pradesh by Commissionerate police.

According to police sources, a team of Dhauli police brought the duo back from Madhya Pradesh. Both are now being interrogated at Dhauli police station to ascertain the exact case behind Prusty’s kidnapping drama.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Commissionerate Police had claimed that Prusty had made up the kidnapping drama to elope with the girl with whom he was allegedly in a relationship.

Prusty along with the girl were tracked down at Katia railway station in Madhya Pradesh where the Railway Protection Force (RPF) detained them following intimation by the Commissionerate Police.

Sources said the police got the lead in the ‘fake’ kidnapping case while going through Prusty’s mobile call records and checking CCTV footages.

Notably, Prusty’s wife and family members had filed an FIR with the Commissionerate Police on September 12 alleging his kidnapping by some miscreants from near Daya river road at Lingipur area on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar.

Prusty had reportedly sent a distress voice message to his wife at around 9 pm on September 11 about his kidnapping by some drunk men. He lives with his wife and family at Nuagaon Bijayvihar area in a rented accommodation

Following the complaint, police launched a search operation and recovered his slippers, bag and knife from the roadside near the spot informed by Prusty in the voice message.

(Edited by Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)