‘Abducted’ colonel found with a woman in Assam town

Guwahati, Aug 6 A serving Indian Army colonel, who was reported abducted from Assam’s main city of Guwahati Thursday afternoon, was found by a police team along with a woman in an adjoining town, a police official said.

Col. Dayal Kakoty of the Mahar Regiment was believed to have been kidnapped from the Sarania area here 12.15 p.m. when he came to visit his mother.

A police spokesperson said Col. Kakoty was found with a woman near Rangiya, about 70 km from here.

“We cannot say anything now as we have to first interrogate the army officer. He was found with a woman near Rangiya,” a senior police official said.

Earlier in the day, family members of Col. Kakoty filed a police report that he was kidnapped by someone when he was on his way to visit his mother.

“There were two youth on motorcyles and a woman in an autorickshaw. The woman, assisted by the youth, forcibly shoved the army officer into the autorickshaw and sped away,” a witness told police.

Col. Kakoty was in Guwahati on way to Tezpur in Assam to join his new assignment after being transferred from Jammu and Kashmir.

“We are investigating as to who this woman is. We have to look into various angles and find out if the army officer and the woman had any relationship,” the police officer said.

Col. Kakoty is married with two children.

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