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(Time News Network of India) – The wife of a Christian priest, who had gone missing since about two weeks from Fatehpura taluka of Dahod district, was found in the custody of some lumpen elements, after which the police registered an offence of kidnapping. The pastor, Dharmesh Ninama, had left for Ahmedabad on May 29. On the same day, his wife Manjula, went missing — never returning from the market she had gone to. When Ninama returned to Fatehpura, inquired with his father-in-law, Dhanji Mahida, but to no avail. Ninama then went to the Fatehpura police station and was told to look for her with his relatives. One of his relatives in Vavdi village of Fatehpura taluka, Sardar Pargi, told him that he was informed that “on May 29, one Devji Pargi along with nine others of Vavdi village kidnapped Manjula. This man was carrying a sword and was in a drunken state”. Ninama approached the Fatehpura police station once again on June and submitted an application mentioning the names & addresses of the kidnappers. He was then informed that his wife was held captive in the house of one Shanker Maal at Sagdapada village. Ninama and his father-in-law Dhanjibhai Mahida reached Maal’s house and saw Manjula tied and gagged. Ninama narrated the incident to the police, who raided Maal’s house in Sagdapada village. By then, Manjula had been shifted to another place. She remains untraceable since. All-India Christian Council executive member Samson Christian criticized the police inaction and said that the police agreed to register a case only after the council intervened.