The sudden disappearance of a woman employee from Snapdeal had set social media on fire for the last two days. Dipti Sarna, 24, a resident of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh was on her way back home from the office when she went missing.
According to sources, Dipti usually boards a metro from Gurgaon to Vaishali metro station and then takes a shared autorickshaw to Ghaziabad bus stand. On Wednesday night, at around 8 pm she took an auto and shortly afterward called home to ask her father to reach the designated place where he usually picks her up.
However, things quickly spiraled out of control when the family came to know that Dipti did not reach the designated spot. Her phone was switched off and the last person she called to – a friend in Bangalore, told the family that she could last hear Dipti screaming at the autowalla for taking a different route.
In an enthusiastic move to find the missing employee, Snapdeal started the #HelpFindDipti campaign which was trending on twitter.
— Snapdeal (@snapdeal) February 11, 2016
The power of social media came to the fore once again as the issue quickly came to public attention and reached the ears of the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav.
Special teams were formed quickly under the leadership of Dharmendra Singh, SSP of Ghaziabad. In a dramatic twist of events, Dipti contacted her parents today morning to inform them that she was returning from Panipat in a train. They quickly rushed to pick her up from the Delhi Railway Station.
A 36-hour frantic search has finally come to an end. However, many questions remain unanswered as to how Dipti was abducted and where she was kept for 36 long hours. She had called home from a co-passengers’ phone on the train.
Dipti has been reunited with her family who are requesting for a little bit of privacy before taking on questions from journalists. From initial investigations, it seems that she was abducted by four men who travelled with her in the same auto. The Ghaziabad SP is at Dipti’s residence enquiring more on this issue.
Dipti has been found and reunited with her family. Will update with more details. Thank you for all your support and prayers. #HelpFindDipti
— Snapdeal (@snapdeal) February 12, 2016
The exact reason for her abduction and information on the men who abducted her is not available as of now. The police are working hard to crack the case and bring the perpetrators to justice. As of now, we are happy that Dipti is finally home safe!