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Employees abduct tech firm owner to get their salary dues

The Halasuru police on Monday arrested four employees of a technology firm who abducted and tortured their employer to recover three months salary, which had not been paid.

The victim, Sujay S.K., 23, owner of the start-up and resident of Cambridge Layout, was taken by his seven employees to a farm house in Maddur where he was locked up and tortured before he was released on the assurance that he would arrange the money.

On returning home, a dejected Sujay, reportedly tried to take his own life, and was rushed to a hospital. On being informed, the police reached the hospital and recorded the statement of Sujay.

Four arrested

Four of the seven accused — Sanjay, Rakesh, Niranjan, and Darshan — were tracked down and arrested on the charges of abduction, assault, and criminal intimidation.

Sujay started the firm in January and wound it up in March because of financial loss. He later assured the employees that salaries would be paid, but he failed to do so. The frustrated employees then decided to abduct him to recover their dues, a senior police officer said. The four accused have been remanded in judicial custody while efforts are on to track the others, the officer said.


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