G.Udayagiri, Jan 25: Three persons were arrested on charges of attempting to kidnap a lady teacher from Padasahi Primary School here in Kandhamal district on Monday.
According to police, five masked miscreants allegedly attempted to kidnap the lady teacher from the school premises in presence of other staff and principal.
The miscreants entered into the school premises and tried to abduct the victim in their car threatening others with sharp weapons.
On being informed when police reached the spot, the kidnappers tried to flee away but the police managed to nab three of them.
After primary investigation, it was found that the master-mind of the kidnapping is a government employee, said police.