Car owner gives lift to trio, taken for a ride - The New Indian Express

Car owner gives lift to trio, taken for a ride

Published: 18th November 2012 10:00 AM

Last Updated: 18th November 2012 10:00 AM

The Police have launched a hunt for three persons, who briefly kidnapped and attacked a 43-year-old man from Vellore and also fled with his luxury car after he had offered them a ride near Porur on Friday night.

Police said Krishnamurthy, an agent in an RTO office from Veppampattu Village in Vellore, was driving to his uncle’s house in Kerugambakkam near Porur. When he neared the junction on Porur Bypass Road, three men, who appeared to be waiting for a bus, stopped his vehicle and requested a ride. They got into the vehicle claiming that they would get down on the way. While one of the suspects sat next to the driver’s seat, the other two occupied the backseat, police said.

When the car neared a traffic signal near a private hospital in Porur, the man sitting next to Krishnamurthy allegedly threatened him at knifepoint and asked him to proceed towards Maduravoyal. Police said that he was allegedly kidnapped. Krishnamurthy snatched the knife from the men even as he was pushed to the back with the others. When the car neared a private university on Maduravoyal Bypass, Krishnamurthy was pushed out of the vehicle after the men pulled the knife from his hand and fled in the car. Police officials said that Krishnamurthy suffered injuries as he struggled with the robbers to hold on to the knife. “The men had said they wanted to go their native place but did not name the place,” a police official said.

A patrol team rescued Krishnamurthy as he lay on the road and informed the SRMC police station, Porur. The police registered a case and alerted check posts to trace the car and robbers.

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