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Five arrested for abducting Nepalese man Krishna Gurung, Rescued by Greek police

Kidnapped Nepali migrant worker Krishna Gurung rescued in Athens, Greece. Photo: CIB

ATHENS: Five suspected members of a criminal ring alleged to have kidnapped a 23-year-old Nepalese national Krishna Gurung last month and kept him for weeks in an apartment in central Athens faced a prosecutor on Thursday on charges of abduction and causing grievous bodily harm.

Krishna Gurung, Chainpur Municipality-1 of Sankhuwasabha, Nepal was rescued by the Crime Against Life and Property Investigation Sub-Division of Greek Police on April 13.

The suspects – two Nepalis, a Bangladeshi, a Pakistani and an Indian national – were arrested after police raided a apartment in the neighborhood of Kypseli.

The five are alleged to have kidnapped the 23-year-old on March 30 and kept him in the Kypseli apartment, where they beat him.

They allegedly telephoned the man’s relatives in Nepal, demanding 14,000 euros for his safe release.

The Greek police are looking into the incident while they plan to file cases against the suspects for kidnapping, attempted extortion, robbery, causing bodily injury and violation of weapon legislation.

:: Kidnapped Nepali migrant worker Krishna Gurung rescued in Athens, Greece. (Photo: CIB)

Published Date: Thursday, April 28th, 2016 | 09:28 PM

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