HYDERABAD: An engineer from Andhra Pradesh, Bandamuri Nagamalleswara Rao, who was kidnapped by suspected Bodo militants at Kalachand, about 60 km from Haflong in Assam on June 17, was rescued Sunday.
Rao, incharge of a crushing unit of the Hyderabad-based Vashishta Constructions, was abducted by five heavily armed masked militants, who demanded a ransom of `6 crore for his release. Rao, a native of Kunamneni Vaari Palem in Cheemakurthy mandal, Prakasam district, has a son and a daughter. His wife died in January this year due to ill-health.
Police confirmed that Rao had spoken with his company officials at 5.45 p.m. According to official sources, the militants forced their way into the company’s office on June 17th night and abducted Rao at gunpoint. The next day, they called up the manager of the firm in Assam and demanded `6 crore for Rao’s release.
Vashishta Constructions’ head office is at Road No 2, Banjara Hills in the city. It claimed to have provided security to its staff to prevent abductions.