Six arrested for kidnapping engineering student in Bhubaneswar


Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate police today arrested six persons, including two engineering students on charges of kidnapping a student of a city-based private engineering college.

The accused have been identified as Dev Arpit Mishra, Priya Ranjan Mallik, Jyoti Prakash Mohanty, Chandan Dakua, Girish Naidu and Abhimanyu Das.

On Thursday, the accused, who were in a car abducted engineering student Anuj Jha, a resident of Jagamara area in Khandagiri and demanded money for his release. Police launched a manhunt to rescue him following a written complaint lodged by his elder brother.

However, the accused were nabbed by Commissionerate Police near Phulnakhara while coming towards the city on Thursday night.

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