Superintendent of Police, East Zone, Avdesh Goswami said that Akash Ratnakar, 24, Vijay Parmar, 20, and Rohit Pareta, 23, kidnapped Mridul Bhalla from Pardesipura area on January 7 and took him to the forests near Pedmi village. They hit his head with a stone, tied him up and left him in the forest.
“They assaulted him and threw him in a trench with an intention to kill him. The victim’s father filed a missing person complaint on January 9 following which police began looking for him,” Mr Goswami said.He added the search led police to the forests near Pedmi village where Mridul was found in a critical condition five days after he was assaulted. CCTV footage and call details led the police to the accused.
Mridul has been admitted to a private hospital and investigations are on, Mr Goswami said.