A woman has allegedly lured a 24-year-old youth and held him hostage, police said today.

As per a complaint filed by the youth’s father, his son Mahesh was lured by a woman named Mira, who hails from Madhya Pradesh, and has been held captive, they said.

The accused, in her 40s, was a family acquaintance.

A case was filed last night based on the complaint.