NRI youth kidnapped, beaten up by duo pretending to be health workers in TVM
Varkala: In a strange incident two men pretending to be health workers kidnapped an NRI youth and beat him up over a personal matter. The Varkala police arrested Melvattoor native Sadhik Hamsa (64) for assaulting Ameer (24), an NRI from the same area.
Ameer, who had returned from Abu Dhabi recently, was undergoing home quarantine. On July 17, two men arrived at his house in a car and introduced themselves as health workers. They took Ameer to Parippally Medical College in the car after requesting to collect his COVID-19 test sample.
On reaching the hospital, the two locked Ameer inside the car and went into the hospital. After some time, they came back and told Ameer that the doctor was unavailable and that he would have to come back at night.
They then dropped Ameer back at his house, asked him to be ready to go to the hospital at night and left. The duo came back around 8.30 pm and took Ameer away in the car.
On reaching Kilithattumukku, the driver started speeding the car towards Melvettoor. Growing suspicious, Ameer questioned this. The two responded that they had to pick someone up from a house at Mevlettoor. On reaching the house, the duo tied Ameer’s arms and legs, dragged him inside the building and beat him up.
Police said that, five years ago, Ameer had decided to marry a young woman, who was the eldest daughter of a woman Hamsa had married. Ameer was beaten up with a demand to go back on the marriage decision. The two men then demanded that Ameer call the young woman using his phone and tell her that he would not marry her.
While the two removed the ropes for Ameer to make the phone call, the youth pushed away the two men and ran onto the second floor of the house. He then climbed on to a coconut tree leaning onto the house, slid down to the ground and escaped.
Ameer then filed a complaint with the Varkala police.