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Daughter claims she was kidnapped and forced to sign flat papers by adoptive parents

Friday, 27 June 2014 - 8:22am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA

Pune: A 23-year-old married woman claimed before city police that her adoptive parents and relatives allegedly kidnapped her, beat her up and restrained her in a room forcing her to sign flat papers. The incident came to light, when Monica Jadhav, 23, a resident of Pimpale Gurav lodged a complaint with Sangvi police station against her adopted parents Laxman Shinde and Sulochana Shinde, and seven relatives. No arrest has been made yet. They have been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code comprises of kidnapping, robbery, Punishment for wrongful confinement and an act done by them with common intention. Saifan Mujavar inspector in-charge of Sangavi police station said, “The complainant was adopted when she was 10 months by Laxman and Sulochana. She is married and has a two-month-old baby.”
Assistant police inspector Sunil Gade, who is investigating the case said, “Shindes had introduced a lady called Smita Kulkarni who impersonated as the real mother of the complainant. According to the complainant, Kulkarni started meeting her. On June 18, Kulkarni called her to a shopping mall near Pimple Gurav. She was allegedly made to drink mixed with some sedatives. When she gained consciousness she realised that she was at Thane.”
Gade added, “Later, she was taken to Bhadalapur and kept in a dark room. Her adoptive parents and other relatives snatched her gold chain and other ornaments estimated worth of Rs 1 lakh. They then forced her to sign on blank papers and other documents of property. She was allegedly also beaten up. She managed to escape to Lonavla by borrowing money at Dadar station and contacted her husband.”


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