Bengaluru Tax Officer’s Son Kidnapped, Ransom Sought by a Video
When Niranjan Kumar, an Income Tax (I-T) official from Bengaluru, and his wife bought their 19-year-old son a brand new motorcycle, little could they have anticipated the turn of events.
On Tuesday, Sharath, a second-year student of automobile engineering at Acharya Institute of Engineering, set out from his home in Ullala main road to meet his friends.
Sharath had reportedly left home at around 6.30 pm on Tuesday evening, and when he failed to return home even after 8 pm, his mother made repeated efforts to reach him on the phone.
While her calls went unanswered, she soon received a video on WhatsApp from Sharath's number, in which he said that he had been kidnapped by people who have suffered because of his father.
According to The New Indian Express, Sharath said in the video message:
The Times of India reports that in the video, Sharath urged his parents not to file a police complaint and said that his abductors were also plotting to kidnap his sister.
Although Sharath had said in his video message that his alleged kidnappers would get in touch with the family, they haven't done so yet.
According to Bengaluru City Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar, four teams have been formed to investigate the case.
(This article was first published on The News Minute and has been republished with permission.)
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