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Abducted man from Kozhikode found abandoned

The police have reportedly recorded the statement of a Gulf returnee from Koyilandy in Kozhikode, who was allegedly abducted at gunpoint from his house on Tuesday morning.

He was found abandoned with bruises at Kunnamangalam later in the night. According to the police, Ashraf, 37, of Oorallur, son of Mathoth Meethal Ahmed, was abducted by a gang from Koduvally involved in gold smuggling. Ashraf was found near a timber mill by local residents. One of his legs has been fractured, and there are marks on his body made by a shaving razor blade. He was shifted to the Koyilandy taluk hospital after a medical examination at the Government Medical College Hospital here on Wednesday.

Ashraf had returned from the Gulf on May 26. His brother Siddique had said in a complaint that the gang barged into their house at 6.40 a.m. on Tuesday and abducted Ashraf in a vehicle. It was reported that Ashraf had bought gold, and the gang accused him of not transporting it to Koduvally. The police suspect that Ashraf could be a carrier of smuggled gold. He had been arrested on the charge at the Calicut International Airport while transporting gold from Qatar, six years ago.


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