CHENNAI: A trio, including a medical shop owner, were arrested on Friday by city police after they allegedly abducted a woman pharmacy staff who is also the daughter of a police official in Selaiyur near Tambaram.
Police said Kalaiyarasi (23), of Old Perungalathur and daughter of police sub-inspector Ramalingam attached to Tambaram police station, went missing after she went to work on Thursday.
The family found her two-wheeler in front of the locked medical shop in Selaiyur. Around midnight, the family got a call from an unknown number.
The caller was Kalaiyarasi who said she was abducted by a trio who had kept her hidden in Madurantakam. The call got disconnected abruptly and efforts to reach the number failed as it was switched off.
A rattled Ramalingam filed a complaint with Selaiyur police. A special team was formed to trace the missing woman. The team traced the trio, rescued the woman and arrested the three. The arrested were Sekar, owner of the medical shop, his relative David and car driver Karthik.
Preliminary probe showed that Kalaiyarasi and Sekar worked together for sometime in a leading hospital-run pharmacy chain.
Later, they decided to open a medical shop and the pharmacist licence of Kalaiyarasi was used to open the shop a year ago.
Police were tightlipped about the motive and also whether a ransom was demanded by the trio. The car which the trio used to abduct the woman was also seized.
“We are yet to find the reason behind the abduction. It could be as trivial as sharing the commission for the pharmacist’s licence,” said a senior police official.