Puttur: Allegedly Abducted Woman Says ‘No’ to Husband, Opts for Ashram Stay

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Puttur: A court here has agreed to the plaint of a homemaker to allow her to stay in an ashram in Tamil Nadu where she was traced after an alleged abduction episode, instead of rejoining her husband.


Two years ago, Keertika (24), daughter of Nityananda Vaidya of ‘Guru Vihar’ in Kallare, had married Giridhar Bhat, son of Vedavyas Bhat of Girish compound in Samettadka who is a photographer by profession. She had taken up a job in Bengaluru and worked there for some time. On hearing about her friendship with a colleague, the family members had got her to quit the job and return to hometown.

It had been accused that Keertika while at Puttur had been abducted by Denson Davis from Bengaluru, with whom she was said to be friendly. While he had arrived at the court here in the related case, he was himself forcibly taken away by the relatives of Keertika in a vehicle.

Based on a complaint of Keertika’s family members, a search warrant was obtained by the local police and went on a search of her. Taking a reliable lead, she was traced in Anbujyoti ashram in Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu and brought her.

In the court, she pleaded that she would like to continue to live in the ashram and be allowed to return there. She has also asserted that she had not changed her religion as reported in some circles. She had left her husband only because of the harassment from him and the mother-in-law, she has said. The police are likely to treat the case as closed.

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