Bhubaneswar, May 18: Badagada police today rescued a kidnap victim and arrested three persons in this connection. The accused abducted the victim identified as Jagabandhu Nayak on Tuesday evening over a land deal.
The accused have been identified as Pradeep Kumar Das (32), Biswanath Das (31) and Rakesh Kumar Sahoo (26). Police have seized a car used in the crime along with a licensed gun and 10 rounds of live ammunition from the accused.
Police said that the accused abducted the victim in a car and later took him to a house in Satya Vihar under Mancheswar police limits. The accused also assaulted the victim with an iron rod.
“They also threatened him on gunpoint and demanded ransom of Rs 1.7 lakh to the mother of the victim. We traced the accused and rescued the victim. The accused will be forwarded to the court,” said a police official.