Jalandhar youth kidnapped in Thailand, family receives ransom call

  • HT correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Jun 16, 2015 22:09 IST

A boy from Jalandhar who had gone for spending the summer vacation in Thailand with his friend, was allegedly kidnapped by some persons there.

The kidnappers allegedly called up his family members and demanded a ransom of Rs 10 lakh on Monday night, saying if they did not receive the money, they would kill him.

The kidnapped youth, Ajay Kumar, 22, a resident of New Shastri Nagar, had talked to his brother Avinash and sought his help in arranging Rs 10 lakh to free him from the clutches of the kidnappers.

As per information, Ajay, along with friend Harkamal Singh, 25, left Jalandhar for Thailand on June 10. They reached Kolkata by train on June 12 to board a flight. They landed in Thailand on June 13 and were allegedly kidnapped by unidentified Punjab-based persons there after two days.

Ajay’s elder brother Avinash filed a complaint with Basti Bawa Khel police after which a case under Sections 364-A (kidnapping for ransom) was registered against unidentified persons. Avinash reportedly told the police that the kidnapper was speaking in Punjabi and demanded ransom on Monday night when he called them up.

Avinash said Harkamal had escaped to Australia as his brother stated.

Assistant commissioner of police (west) Ravinder Pal Singh Sandhu said, “We have asked the headquarters in Chandigarh to talk with the Thailand embassy about the case pertaining to Ajay’s kidnapping.”

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