Sri Lankan National abducted for ransom, rescued, four held

New Delhi, Nov 17 (Bureau) In a swift operation, the Chennai City Police rescued aSri Lankan National who was abducted for ransom at Mannady in North Chennaiand arrested four people in this connection. Police officials said the arrested included a woman. The officials said a woman from Sri Lanka contacted the Greater Chennai PoliceControl room and said her father Mohammed Shyam (50), had come to Chennaifrom Sri Lanka for business purposes and was staying in Parrys corner in Mannady. A person had called her mobile through her father’s cellphone and threatened fordemanding Rs.15 lakhs to release him and requested to take action and secureher father.

In this regard, a case was registered at North Beach Police Station and investigationwas carried out. A police team made a thorough investigation of the cell phone number of the abductedMohammed Shyam and arrested Chithra (43), Riyaz Askhar (47), Velmurugan (41),and Dinesh (31) and rescued Mohammad Shyam. One car was seized from the accused. The investigation revealed that the kidnapped Mohammad Shyam owed money to theaccused Chithra, who along with her boyfriend and accomplices abducted MohammadShyam in a car and threatened his daughter demanding money. The investigation is going on.