Bhopal: Two elderly women were held captive by the domestic helpers of her stepson for nearly two months under Shahjahanabad police station. They did not allow them to meet anyone. One of the women is the wife of retired IG and the other woman is her sister. The police conducted nearly six-hour-long rescue operation to rescue the women.
According to the information received from the Shahjahanabad police, 80-year-old Razia Sultan is the wife of retired IG late Rashid Khan. Rashid Khan retired in 1985 from the post of jail IG. Razia lives with her sister Rana Sultan in Lalghati.
The half house she lives in is in her name and the half is in the name of her stepson Khalid Hasan. Khalid had employed two domestic helpers Abdul Laik and Rukmani. Two months back Khalid Hasan left for America along with his wife.
Razia’s brother became suspicious when domestic helpers did not let him meet his sister: Razia’s brother was unable to meet her for the past many days. Whenever he went to her house the servants made one excuse or the other and did not let him meet her sister. Razia’s brother Rafi Zafar, 65, got suspicious and informed the police.
Upon receiving information, police called the domestic helper. He received police’s phone once and then switched off his mobile. The police reached the spot and rescued the women. The cops had to break as many as 15 locks to reach the women. When the police reached them, Razia appeared ill and panicky, while her sister Rana was sitting at the door.
The police have registered a case against the domestic helpers. It is reported that they had made her captive at the behest of Khalid, who is the stepson of Razia.
Both the elderly women have been handed over to their brother and sister-in-law.
Son, daughter-in-law summoned: The police probe has revealed that the domestic helpers did not let anyone meet the elderly women at the behest of Razia’s stepson Khalid. Therefore, the police have issued notices to them and summoned them to Bhopal. Their statements will be recorded and they are likely to be made accused in the case. It is believed the stepson wanted to grab one-half part of her stepmother’s house and so he had conspired to hold them captive.