BENGALURU: A 27-year-old cab driver in Bengaluru was abducted by a gang of unidentified men and stabbed after the police were alerted.
The incident took place at Mahalakshmi Layout Friday night. The victim, Avinash is recovering in the KC General hospital in Malleswaram.
Local police said Avinash was walking towards his home near the Kempegowda arch around 9.30 pm when a nine men drove up in two cars and kidnapped him. He was taken to the Bellur cross toll gate and beaten up.
Passersby who noticed Avinash getting beaten up alerted the police who rushed to the spot. When the police arrived, the assailants stabbed the cab driver in the neck and fled the scene. But the police managed to arrest four of them.
The exact motive for the kidnap is yet to be ascertained but it was apparently a money-related crime. Efforts are on to nab accused who are absconding.