Balasore Man Abducted For Rs 8 Lakh, Video Viral

Balasore: Video of a man tied up by his alleged abductor and taking him at gunpoint has gone viral after the clip was sent to the victim’s wife at Keshpur village under Soro police limits in Balasore district.

Reportedly, the victim Tapas Kumar Mohanty of Keshpur had been working for the last eight years at a canteen in Bengaluru and used to visit his home occasionally. He had recently come home but did not return to Bengaluru due to lockdown.

While at home, he received a call from an unknown number on the morning of February 28. The caller said that there is a good job at Kolkata.

Tapas left for Kolkata on the same day but later in the evening his wife Sukanti received a call where the caller claimed that he has kidnapped Tapas and demanded Rs 8 lakh as ransom.

On March 2, she received the video where the abductor had tied Tapas and threatened to kill him with a gun if the money is not paid.

While Sukanti has already deposited Rs 50,000 in the account number given by the abductor, she has also lodged a complaint in this regard at Soro Police Station seeking justice for her and her to-be-born child.