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Man arrested for sending e-mail to abduct Kejriwal's daughter

Man arrested for sending e-mail to abduct Kejriwals daughter

New Delhi: A 24-year-old man, arrested for allegedly sending an e-mail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's office threatening to abduct his daughter, wanted to draw the attention of a high-profile person in order to get better treatment for his psychiatric issues, police said on Tuesday.

The accused, Vikas Rai, a resident of Samastipur in Bihar, was preparing for competitive exams in the national capital, they said, adding that he had been staying in Delhi for over a year now.

After sending the e-mail, Rai had left for his sister's place at Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh. The police traced him and asked him to join the investigation.

Rai was arrested on Tuesday after the police took permission from the court since the FIR was registered for non-cognisable offences, the police said.The accused, who was undergoing treatment for psychiatric issues at the Safdarjung Hospital here and was declared fit, felt he needed better treatment facilities. In order to draw the attention of a high-profile person to the issue, he had sent the e-mail to the Chief Minister's Office (CMO), allegedly threatening to abduct his daughter.

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