An Army doctor, who was reported missing for over two months and feared dead, has been found with her children at the residence of her domestic help's relative in Mumbai, police said on Monday.
"Major Rehmani Khan, 35, a medical officer in a field hospital in Meerut Cant, who was reported missing from Meerut in May, was found with her children in Mumbai on Sunday," SSP Meerut, Deepak Kumar said.
"She was found at the Navi Nagar, Polava residence of Srikrishna, relative of her domestic help Pawan Welson," Kumar said. Srikrishna is non-commissioned officer of Havaldar rank. Welson has been arrested and the vehicle in which he reportedly abducted Rehmani and her children has been seized, he said. Crime Branch officials would bring Rehmani to Meerut on Monday and question her, he said.
Rehmani's husband Danish Chauhan had lodged a missing persons report on May 27, in which he had accused Welson and his kin of abducting Rehmani and their children, he further said.
However, the woman's father, Lihajur R Khan, had filed a complaint against Chauhan accusing him and his family of harassing and murdering Rehmani for dowry, they said. An Army spokesperson said Rehmani had gone on leave from May 27 and was expected to re-join duty on July 12. When she failed to join on the mentioned date, Army informed police, he said.