Delhi jeweller`s son held captive for ransom rescued in TN

The son of a Delhi-based jeweller, who was abducted in Tamil Nadu`s Tirunelveli on April 29 by four persons for Rs 1.1 crore ransom, has been rescued by a Delhi Police team.

Tirunelveli/New Delhi: The son of a
Delhi-based jeweller, who was abducted in Tamil Nadu`s
Tirunelveli on April 29 by four persons for Rs 1.1 crore
ransom, has been rescued by a Delhi Police team.

Rohit (28), son of Vijay Verma who owns a
jewellery shop in Rohini in east Delhi, was rescued by the
team led by Additional Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police P
Karunakaran from a house at Kammalankulam in Tirunelveli,
police said on Saturday.

Rohit`s employee Devender Singh was also rescued from
the abductors.

Three persons -- Velmurugan (32), Manohar (52) and
Ramesh (25) -- were arrested today while one Kumar is
absconding, B S Jaiswal, Deputy Commissioner of Police
(Outer), said in New Delhi.

Rohit, who was allegedly into gambling, was befriended
by Velmurugan, a native of Tirunelveli working in Mumbai.

Velmurugan and Manohar, both working in gambling houses in
Mumbai, hatched a plan to abduct Rohit and lured him into
coming to Tirunelveli for gambling.

Rohit arrived in Tirunelveli on April 29 and was taken
by Velmurugan to the house at Kammalankulam where he was
confined.

The duo then contacted Rohit`s father and demanded a
ransom of Rs five crore for Rohit`s release and after
negotiations settled for Rs 1.1 crore. But the jeweller did
not pay the ransom and lodged a complaint with Delhi Police.

PTI

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