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Varsity professor kidnapped in Punjab, Rs 3 L ransom demanded

Press Trust of India  |  Amritsar 

A 31-year-old female professor at Guru Nanak Dev University here has allegedly been kidnapped with her family members receiving a call for a ransom of Rs 3 lakh, police said today.

Sukhpreet Kaur, an assistant professor of Hindi, had gone missing on Monday and the matter was reported to police last evening after her father received a ransom call from the kidnappers, a police officer said.

Her father told police that a man had called him from Kaur's mobile phone last evening and demanded Rs 3 lakh for her release, the officer said.

Police said that Kaur, a resident of Baghapurana town of Moga district, had left the university on Monday for her hometown, but she did not reach her destination.

Police registered a case and are investigating the matter.

Kaur was appointed at the university on ad-hoc basis.

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First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 13:22 IST