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Updated: June 22, 2014 23:29 IST

A.P. worker kidnapped in Assam

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Nagamalleswara Rao, a construction company employee, has been kidnapped by ultras in Assam. Photo: Kommuri Srinivas
The Hindu Nagamalleswara Rao, a construction company employee, has been kidnapped by ultras in Assam. Photo: Kommuri Srinivas

The abductors demand Rs.6 crore ransom

An employee of a Hyderabad-based construction firm was kidnapped by suspected militants from Maibang in Dima Hasao district of Assam on Tuesday last. According to information received by the employee’s family in Ongole, Dandamuri Nagamalleswara Rao (48) working with Vasishta Constructions Private Ltd was abducted from the site at N.C.Hills in Maibong. His family, who came to know of the abduction on Saturday night, want the State government to intervene for the safe release of Mr. Rao. The family members met Prakasam district in-charge Collector K. Y. Naik and Ongole Deputy Superintendent of Police P. Jashua, who promised to take up the matter with the Assam government through the A.P. government.

“Hectic parleys are on to break the deadlock as the abductors demanded Rs. 6 crore as ransom. We are on the job of securing Mr. Rao’s release safely in a day or two,” said Mr. T. Satyanarayana, a manager from the construction site to The Hindu . The company is involved in the execution of the Guwahati-Silchar national Highway project.

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