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Businessman escapes from the kidnappers when they dozed off

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Mysore Jun 3, 2013:

In a sensational twist, city-based person, who was allegedly kidnapped from a Hotel in the city managed to escape from the clutches of the offenders and affected their arrest here last night.

Police said today that T. Prabhakar Shetty, who is also the Treasurer of Sri Vivekananda Educational Institution (SVEI) in city, had sneaked away from captivity in a furniture shop when the two persons who were supposed to guard him, fell asleep late last night. He was earlier kidnapped from as hotel here.

A team of City Police led by Mandi Inspector C.T.Rajanna and others who tracked the kidnappers have arrested three main accused Ningaraju, a resident of Nagunalli in Srirangapatna taluk, Shivu from Mandi Mohalla and Suresh of Yelahanka in Bangalore.

They are also on the lookout for six others for their alleged involvement in the kidnap.

Police said that Ningaraju, who runs Bar and Restaurant near Srirangapatna on Mysore-Bangalore road and is a partner of Shishkarni School in Hebbal, had borrowed money from Prabhakar Shetty and had failed to repay it in time.

Mr Shetty, who was insisting on repayment, reportedly demanded money from Ningaraju. Yesterday, Ningaraju is said to have asked Shetty to meet him at Hotel in Lashkar Police Station limits and collect his money.

When Prabhakar Shetty arrived at in his car to meet Ningaraju. Ningaraju is said to have taken Shetty towards a car in which he said the cash was kept. Then, with the help of others, pushed an unsuspecting Shetty into the car and drove away.

After kidnapping him from near the hotel, the abductors drove to a furniture shop in one of the streets close to Irwin Road coming under Mandi Police limits where he was kept captive.

Police said in the early hours Shetty managed to untie his wrist which were bound by rope and escaped as two persons, who had been deployed to keep a watch on him, reportedly had a few drinks and dozed off.

Shetty after escaping from the shop, walked straight to the Mandi Police Station to report his own kidnapping and also for protection.

Earlier in the day, Shetty’s son Dr. Sachin had registered a complaint at V.V. Puram Police Station after his father neither returned from his poultry farm in time for lunch, nor answered the calls made to his mobile phone.

It is also reported that Shetty, who has received minor injuries during the scuffle, is being treated at a private hospital in city.

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