Telangana medico kidnapped by cab driver in Delhi

The kidnapper has reportedly demanded Rs 5 crore ransom from the cab owner to release the medico.

Published: 09th July 2017 10:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th July 2017 07:22 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

JOGULAMBA GADWAL/HYDERABAD: A medico from Telangana was kidnapped by driver of a Ola cab in New Delhi on Friday night. The kidnapper has reportedly demanded Rs 5 crore ransom from the cab owner to release the medico. The victim identified as Akkala Srikanth Goud (29) of Gadwal in Jogulamba Gadwal district. Srikanth, the only son of Janardhan Goud and Bharathamma, completed MBBS in China and was pursuing post-graduation  in New Delhi. 

On Friday, after completing his duties, Srikanth along with another friend Hemanth went to have dinner at Preet Vihar in his friend’s car.  After having dinner, Srikanth hired an Ola cab to go to his room, which is about 15 km away.

‘‘On Saturday when Srikanth did not attend classes, one of his friends called on the mobile number but there was was no response as it was switched off. Worried about  his whereabouts, Hemanth lodged a complaint with Preet Vihar police.  

Based on the complaint, a missing case has been registered
During investigation, police found that Srikanth was kidnapped by Ola cab driver. “We want to rescue him from the kidnapper. We do not want to take any risk that may alter the outcome of the incident. The spot has been identified and hopefully, the kidnapped doctor will be rescued by Saturday night,” Preet Vihar ACP Amit Kumar said’.  

It is learnt that when Srikanth’s friends approached the cab owner, they were told that the driver has called him demanding a ransom of `5 crore to release the doctor.  However, the ACP denied the reports.

Parents worried over his safety
Srikanth’s friends immediately informed his parents, who live in Gadwal about the kidnap on Saturday afternoon. They requested the state government to rescue their son from the clutches of the kidnapper. His parents run a grocery store in Gadwal

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