Missing Rugby player says she eloped

In an interesting revelation to the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Odia rugby player and National Games gold medalist Sujata Pradhan, the athlete revealed that she was not kidnapped rather had eloped with her boy friend Pravat.

“I am in love with him. We tied the knot at a temple”, said Sujata.

Sujata was traced at Nayagarh by Commissionerate Police on Saturday night. The Commissionerate police arrested Pravat Pradhan in this connection based on an FIR filed by Sujata’s father. The police have also registered a kidnapping case against Pravat as Sujata is a minor girl.

Notably, Sujata, a resident of Padasahi in Barang and a Plus-II student at Barang College, had left home at 2 pm on May 18 informing family members that she was going to Kalinga Stadium for practice. As she did not return, her family members after making a thorough search filed a police complaint.

The missing complaint lodged by her father Kailash Pradhan at Nandankanan police station stated that Sujata might have been kidnapped.