Cops hunt for 5 men who abducted youth

Cops hunt for 5 men who abducted youth

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The city police have launched a manhunt for five miscreants for assaulting and kidnapping a 23-year-old student, who was travelling with his friend, a 20-year-old woman, on April 13.

The woman, Komal Singh, a dental science student, filed a complaint with the JP Nagar police, who have taken up the case and are on the hunt for the car and the accused.

In her complaint, Komal, a native of Bihar and a student of Dayanand Sagar college, said on Saturday night she had gone to watch a movie at the Central Mall with her childhood friend, Mayank Saxena, 23, also from Bihar.

Saxena, a student of a private college in Mangaluru, was on a 2-day trip to Bengaluru to meet his friend. After the movie, both of them booked a rental bike and were on their way towards Kumaraswamy Layout, where Komal stayed.

When their bike reached LIC Colony in JP Nagar 1st phase, a car waylaid their bike. Four persons got down from the car.

Two grabbed Komal while two others assaulted Mayank and later bundled him into the car, which sped away.

Komal received a call from Mayank 10 minutes later stating he was being treated at a private hospital for stab wounds.

Later, she filed a complaint with the JP Nagar police.