Mastermind dies as kidnapping attempt goes wrong

Mastermind dies as kidnapping attempt goes wrong

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 2016-01-18 20:21 Bengaluru: A kidnapping attempt went horribly wrong in the city, resulting in the death of one of the kidnappers in the wee hours of Monday.Arun kumar, 27, a resident of Ganganagar and a cab driver, was killed in an attack carried out by the supporters of abductees Sandeep and Ravi, who had been kidnapped by the gang operated by Arun Kumar. Two others, Darshan and Varun, both associates of Arun Kumar, were injured in the attack  Both have been admitted to a city hospital.TR Suresh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North division), said the incident took place around 4 am on Monday in Ganganagar.Deceased Arun Kumar According to the police, the two abductees Sandeep and Ravi, both from north India, had been running a catering business in the city for several years. On Sunday night, six members of the Arun Kumar gang kidnapped the duo from Ganganagar and took them to Chikkajala, located near the international airport, where they demanded Rs 1lakh as ransom for their safe release.Police said that one of the abductee, Ravi, managed to convince the gang that he would pay the ransom at Ganganagar. Unaware that Ravi had already contacted his supporters about his kidnap, three members of the gang accompanied Ravi to Ganganagar while the rest stayed back with Sandeep at Chikkajala.As soon as they arrived, supporters of Ravi, who had been waiting for the kidnappers with lethal weapons, attacked the gang. Arun Kumar was killed in the attack while Darshan and Varun were injured.“The attackers managed to rescue Ravi while the kidnappers at Chikkajala released Sandeep and fled on hearing about the attack,” said DCP TR Suresh. “We have formed several teams to nab the abductors as well the attackers, who killed one of the kidnappers.”Ravi and Sandeep are said to be in police custody while their supporters are on the run after carrying out the attack. Police said a case of kidnapping had been registered against six individuals, all associates of Arun Kumar, including the injured Darshan and Varun. A case of murder and attempt to murder has been registered against the supporters of Ravi.According to the police, more than six persons had participated in the attack on the kidnappers and fled the scene. “We have arrested a few people from both the gangs,” said a police official. “We are investigating to know sequence of events which led to the kidnapping. The investigation will reveal why the gang kidnapped the duo and how the abductees hatched a plan to hit back at the kidnappers in such a short time.”