VISAKHAPATNAM: A second year student of Industrial Training Institute (ITI) was kidnapped in the city on Monday and a ransom of Rs 15 lakh demanded from his family members. The abductors threatened to kill G Manikantha (20) if the parents fails to pay the ransom. An FIR was filed and police swung into action to rescue the student.
Manikantha, a resident of Lakshminagar under Gopalapatnam police station limits and a student of a private ITI in Pendurthi, was kidnapped around afternoon. Manikanta’s sister received a phone call from the kidnappers on Tuesday morning. Manikanta’s father is a supervisor with VSEZ. Based on a complaint from Manikantha’s parents, inspector of Gopalapatnam K Vykunta Rao formed special teams to rescue him from the clutches of the kidnappers.