Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (BPNS)
The Kerala Police on Sunday rescued an NRI from Thakkala in Tamil Nadu who was kidnapped on his arrival at Thiruvananthapuram airport by his lover, her brother and a group of men on February 22. The man Mohiuddin Abdul Khader had arrived at Thiruvananthapuram airport from Dubai when his lover Insha and her brother Shafeeq received him and told him that they were taking him to meet her parents.
However the youth was taken to a resort in Varkala near Thiruvananthapuram and was locked inside and cruelly tortured after he was gagged. The kidnappers demanded Rs 1 crore as ransom money from him.
Police said that of late Mohideen and Insha had parted ways after a one year affair in Dubai. She had demanded one crore rupees from him as compensation and to recover that he was taken away.
The abductors, according to police extracted Rs 15, 70,000 (Fifteen lakhs and seventy thousand only), gold ornaments, and two costly mobile phones from Mohideen.
Later the youth was dropped off near the airport premises and the Thiruvananthapuram police rescued him. All the kidnappers including Insha and her brother Shafeeq and six others including the driver of the vehicle that kidnapped Mohideen ,Rajesh Kumar are under police custody.
Mohideen later told media persons that unable to bear the torture he transferred money online into the account of the kidnappers. He also said that they had threatened to kill him and during extreme torture, he had a feeling that he could get killed hence he had given them jewelry and phones after transferring money to their account.
Shankumugam Assistant commissioner, D.K. Prithviraj told media persons that all the accused are under police custody and would be produced before the court.