Bhubaneswar woman stages own kidnapping; 2 including lover arrested

In Bhubaneswar, Smruti Rekha Pani and her boyfriend staged her kidnapping to extort Rs 1 crore from her brother. The plot was uncovered after police intervention led to their arrest and the recovery of incriminating items like a car and electronic devices.

Bhubaneswar woman stages own kidnapping; 2 including lover arrested

 In a bizarre incident, a woman allegedly staged her own kidnapping in a bid to extort money from her own brother. Smruti Rekha Pani, a woman from Bhubaneswar, schemed her kidnapping with her lover. The woman along with her boyfriend and his associate reportedly staged the abduction to extort Rs 1 crore from her brother.

The incident came to light when the brother of the woman received a frantic call about Smruti Rekha being kidnapped and held for ransom. Soon the police launched an extensive search and rescued the woman from Nayagarh and arrested 2 persons in connection with the matter. After the arrest the accused confessed to their crimes. The arrested duo has been identified as Pradeep Ola and Debilal, both of whom reportedly hail from Rajasthan.