Private college Nursing Student abducted and tortured by a five member gang in Bengaluru for ransom

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

A 21-year-old nursing student from a private college was abducted,tortured for six and half hours before he was released after his friends paid a ransom of Rs. 18,000 in Thanisandra under Sampigehallii on Friday.

The victim,Mohammed Jaseel,was bruised and battered was admitted to the hospital for treatment before approaching the police on Saturday.

According to the victim,he was outside his house on Friday morning when the gang of five abducted him at around 11 am and forcibly took him to an isolated place.Two of the accused are said to be students and known to the victim.

The torture soon began when they removed his watch and disrobed him started beating him with club,kicks and slaps.

The accused demanded a ransom of Rs.30,000 for his release and threatened to call his family to tell them a fake story that Jaseel was involved in a drug case .

They started torturing him to share the PIN number of his phone and and took his nude videos threatening to upload it on social media.

The accused called Jaseel’s friends to demand the ransom but his friends said that they had only Rs.5,000.

The torture continued further until his friends could arrange Rs.18,000 and paid the accused to get his release.

One of the accused had even threatened Jaseel that he is the accused in a murder case reported in Reva college and he would be killed .

Jaseel who by then exhausted and injured was taken to the hospital for treatment and later filed a complaint with the Sampigehalli police,the next day.

The police have taken up a case of abduction,extortion, assault and criminal intimidation and launched a manhunt to track down the accused.

We have some leads about the accused and will be arrested soon, a senior police officer, said adding that the accused and the victims are friends.

Though the victim claimed that there was no financial dealing between them,the police said that the motive behind the crime.