Youth kidnapped, manhandled for supplying Siam weed faking as ganja; one held
Ponnani: A youth was kidnapped and manhandled for supplying dried Siam weed (Communist pacha) instead of ganja. The abductors also demanded Rs 4 lakh ransom from his family to release him. Police arrested Edappal native Kiran (18), as the key accused in the crime.
Amal Basheer, a native of Ponnani was abducted and manhandled on May 9. Kiran and his team handed over Rs 45,000 to Amal Basheer to get ganja. But Amal cheated them by giving dried siam weed faking as ganja.
Irked by this, Kiran and his gang abducted Amal Basheer at gunpoint. They took him to an abandoned place in Kanjirathani and attacked him brutally.
Amal suffered severe injuries in the attack. The abductors also stole Rs 6000 from his wallet.
Later, the accused phoned to Amal’s house asking for a ransom of Rs 4 lakh. After receiving the call, Amal’s family lodged a complaint with Ponnani police. Ponnani CI Manjith Lal and team carried out a probe and nabbed the key accused.