Three other accused are at large

Bengaluru kidnapper gets killed in scuffle during ransom collection
news Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 08:53

A Bengaluru man, who was allegedly involved in a kidnapping case, was killed in a clash with the victims’ rescuers in Ganganagar area of north Bengaluru on Monday.

Indian Express reported that the incident happened when the kidnappers came to Ganganagar to collect ransom. Two other kidnappers were injured in the clash and have been admitted in hospital.

DCP (North division) T R Suresh said that 27-year-old Arun Kumar was killed, while his associates Darshan and Varun were injured.

He said that two persons Sandeep and Ravi, were kidnapped on Sunday by six people including Arun, Darshan and Varun and the police is on the lookout for the rest.

According to Suresh, the victims were migrants to Bengaluru and were running a catering business. The kidnappers took them to Chikkajala near Kempegowda airport. The gang demanded Rs 1 lakh for releasing the duo. On Sunday night Darshan, Varun and Arun drove with Ravi to collect the ransom at Ganaganagar where Ravi’s rescuers were waiting.  

Police said that the incident took place around 3 am. As soon as the vehicle entered Ganganagar 2nd cross, the rescuers reportedly attacked the car in which Ravi was in, reported The New IndianExpress.

“Ravi’s associates managed to release him, and he (Ravi) fled,” Suresh said.

“The other kidnappers with Sandeep in Chikkajala set him free and fled. We have formed multiple teams to nab the abductors and the attackers,” he added.

R T Nagar police are looking for the accused. They have a CCTV footage to ascertain the identity of the accused. A kidnapping case has been lodged against six people, including Darshan and Varun, and a case of murder and attempt to murder against unknown persons - Ravi and Sandeep’s rescuers who allegedly attacked the car, reported TNIE.

This is an aggregated report from Indian Express and The New Indian Express


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