Beltangady: Preparations were on for the engagement of a young woman from Laila near here, with marriage on the cards soon.
Another young man, Shabeer, from her own community, was reportedly pestering her for her photograph. He had also threatened her that her morphed photographs would be circulated on the Internet.
With an obvious intention of stopping her from getting married to the man of her choice, Shabeer, joined by his three friends, Muhammad Ali, Altaf and Abdul Rahiman, is said to have abducted her on Tuesday night and taken her to Chikkamagaluru.
She somehow managed to escape from their clutches and returned home safely. On Thursday, she filed a complaint in this regard to the town police.