BERHAMPUR: K Ganesh Rao, the youth who was kidnapped for ransom, was rescued on Sunday morning.
The son of a builder, Ganesh was kidnapped on Thursday near Salia dam along Ganjam-Nayagarh border, by some unidentified miscreants. His captors had demanded ` 20 lakh from the family. Though Banapur Police raided various places in Ganjam and Nayagarh districts, they were unable to track the calls and trace the kidnappers.
At the direction of the police, the family agreed to pay the ransom amount when they received a call from the kidnappers on Saturday night. The family was asked to get the money to Tamana ghat on the outskirts of the town. In the wee hours of Sunday, the family exchanged money with the kidnappers who fled at the sight of the police. Ganesh, however, was rescued. He was reportedly kept blind folded for the last two days in the forest.
Meanwhile, the police have detained four persons for interrogation.