Three arrested for abudcting an autorickshaw driver in Choolaimedu

The autorickshaw driver, who used to run a poultry business, had failed to settle the dues of ₹8 lakh and allegedly closed his business without giving the suppliers any intimation; police rescued him from a place in Koyambedu

August 25, 2023 05:59 pm | Updated 05:59 pm IST - CHENNAI

Three persons were arrested on Friday on charge of abducting an autorickshaw driver in Choolaimedu when he failed to settle their business dues of ₹8 lakh.

The Choolaimedu police said C. Chandrasekaran, 46, an autorickshaw driver living on Sakthi Nagar 4th Street, Choolaimedu, had been running a wholesale eggs business in Zam Bazaar. He closed his business after suffering heavy losses and took to driving an autorickshaw. However, he had not settled the dues, totalling ₹8 lakh, of his suppliers.

When Mr. Chandrasekaran was at home on Thursday morning, the three persons barged into his house, assaulted him and abducted him in a car. They also drove away his autorickshaw. Mr. Chandrasekaran’s relative lodged a police complaint.

After analysing the CCTV footage near his house, the police rescued Mr. Chandrasekaran from a place near Koyambedu. The police arrested P. Saravanakumar, 40, of Pammal, his brother Devarajan, alias Mani, 39, and K. Karthik, 31, of Namakkal district and seized a car and Mr. Chandrasekaran’s autorickshaw. 

The police said Saravanakumar and Devarajan had supplied eggs worth ₹8 lakh to Mr. Chandrasekaran. Mr. Chandrasekaran had not settled their dues while winding up his business. They abducted him to recover the dues.

All the three arrested were remanded in judicial custody on Friday.

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