60-year-old man abducted by potential bride

60-year-old man abducted by potential bride
Published: 2015 March 20 06:43:43 (9376 Views)
A 60-year-old former bank official from Keelkattalai, India, who put a matrimonial advertisement in a Tamil daily was abducted by a potential bride.

The woman and four men forced him into a car and took him to a bank branch in Tambaram where they asked him to hand over the Rs 35 lakh ($56,000) he had in his account.

However, the man alerted officials at the bank who called police and the gang fled when they saw the cops arrive.

In his complaint to the Tambaram police, V Ramamurthy, a divorcee, said he had retired from a private bank recently and lived alone.



He said he wanted to get married and took out a matrimonial advertisement in a Tamil daily.

On Tuesday, a woman calling herself Vaishnavi said she had seen the matrimonial ad. She said she was 35 and wanted to know about his financial position and other details.

She then called him to the Koyambedu bus terminus that evening, the complaint said.

Ramamurthy went to the bus terminus at the scheduled hour and met Vaishnavi who began talking to him. Within minutes, four men drove up in a car and he was abducted.

Police believe the gang had planned the abduction and used the woman as the bait. Tambaram police inspector Albin Raj said, "The gang had seen the advertisement and planned the kidnapping but Ramamurthy had the presence of mind to inform officials in the bank about what had happened. We are now looking for the gang members."



Source - TOI

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