Jeweller kidnapped, rescued

One of the five suspects arrested within hours of crime

Jeweller kidnapped, rescued

The City police on Friday rescued a jewellery shop owner from his kidnappers within hours of the incident, near Doddanekkundi in HAL police limits.

According to police, Ram Dayal, 35, the owner of Suguna Jewellers in Doddanekkundi, was kidnapped by a gang of five men while he was returning home on Thursday night. 

The kidnappers, who came by a multiutility vehicle (MUV), waylaid the two-wheeler Ram Dayal was riding and demanded money. As Dayal refused to pay, they bundled him into the MUV and sped away.

Ransom

The kidnappers drove the MUV through Kadube- esanahalli, Bellandur, KR Puram and surrounding areas, and asked Dayal to call his family members, demanding a ransom of Rs one crore for his release.After several calls and negotiations, the demand was brought down to Rs two lakh.

Meanwhile, Deen Dayal, the brother of Ram Dayal, lodged a complaint with the HAL police. The police asked him to be in touch with the kidnappers.

Around 1 am, Deen Dayal got a call from the kidnappers asking him to bring the money near Avalahalli bridge, the police added.

The police gave an empty suitcase to Deen Dayal and asked him to go to the spot while cops in plain clothes followed him in two other cars. 

Deen Dayal got a call from the kidnappers around 3 am asking him to throw the suitcase from the bridge. He did so after consulting the police.
The police were waiting near the entrance of the bridge. As soon as the suitcase was dropped from above, the kidnappers came to pick it up, when the police rushed towards them. 

The kidnappers took to their heels leaving the suitcase, Ram Dayal and their vehicle on the spot. 

Police managed to nab one of the five kidnappers, identified as Madhukar, 24, a native of Kolar.

Police said that Madhukar was working in bars before changing his job as a driver. 

“During interrogation, he has provided clues about other kidnappers. We are confident of nabbing them soon,”said T D Pawar, DCP (South-East).

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