Noida: Shipra Malik, the Noida-based fashion designer who had gone missing under mysterious circumstances on Monday, had planned her own kidnapping, according to Uttar Pradesh Police.
The Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Meerut Zone, Lakshmi Singh, on Friday ruled out a case of kidnapping and said that the fashion designer during questioning told the police that she was inspired by a TV crime show.
"As per her (Shipra Malik) statements given so far, it doesn't seem to be a case of kidnapping. Our team has left for verification of her statement. Shipra Malik made PCR call to prove that her husband and family has nothing to do with incident," said Singh.
"She came back after seeing pictures of her family on TV and after being informed of missing case that had been filed. No injury has been detected during the medical check-up of Shipra Malik," she added.
The Meerut DIG also confirmed that Shipra called her husband at around 1-1.30 am and informed him about her whereabouts in Gurgaon.
Shipra had left her home on Monday afternoon for Chandni Chowk.
The last call made by victim's mobile phone was to 100. The victim's last location was found to be Lajpat Nagar in South Delhi. The victim's Maruti Swift car was found abandoned 500 metres away from her home in Sector 37.
Shipra is a resident of Noida and runs a boutique. She is married to a local builder. Her husband had filed a missing complaint with the Noida Police.