A group of unidentified persons abducted a trader near Chennimalai on Wednesday night and snatched gold jewellery from him before setting him free.

The police said Chandrasekar (40), a resident of Mullai Nagar in Perundurai, was returning home after visiting a private company when the group blocked the car in which he was travelling. They forced him to get out of his car and took him in another vehicle.

It was said that members of the group snatched a five sovereign chain and three gold rings from the trader before leaving him at Nallur, near Tirupur.

Chandrasekaran reached home later and registered a complaint with Chennimalai police.