In a shocking incident, a 35-year-old Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) scientist was held hostage in a hotel at Noida in Uttar Pradesh after he was honey trapped by five persons, including one who claimed to be a former Bigg Boss contestant. The group had demanded a ransom of Rs 10 lakh to release the scientist after he was held hostage at an OYO hotel for an entire day.

A report by Times of India stated that the woman accused has been identified as Sunita Gurjar alias Babli, whose Facebook profile claimed that she is a local BJP leader. The woman has claimed that she had appeared in the Hindi version of Bigg Boss, while also flaunting pictures of herself with the show's host and Bollywood actor Salman Khan on her Facebook page. Sunita Gurjar has also alleged that she is a relative of Bigg Boss season 10 winner Manveer Gurjar.

Sunita Gurjar and three others were arrested by the Noida police on Sunday from a hotel in Sector 41, with officials in a statement saying they are still on the lookout for two others who had managed to flee the spot. They further added that the group used to lure people under the pretext of providing 'massage service' and then rob them and are the second such gang conducting operations to have been nabbed by the police. 

The DRDO scientist was a resident of Sector 74 in Noida and was looking for massage parlours after which he had come into contact with Sunita. He had then been allegedly told to come to Logix City Centre after he called the parlour and was escorted to Kunal residency managed by OYO and subsequently held hostage in a room, while calling his wife and demanding a ransom of Rs 10 lakh. The scientist's wife had later approached police, who formed a team to arrest the kidnappers. The police then sent her to the hotel with the cash as part of their plan. 

DCP Ranvijay Singh said in a statement that there were three men standing outside the hotel and had come to take the bag of money from the scientist's wife. Among them, one was captured, while two others managed to escape. After being nabbed, the man had taken the police where the victim was being held. Sunita, who was also an accused, including the hotel manager Rakesh were arrested by the police.