At­tempt to kidnap city doc foiled, one held

Sunday Express - - CHENNAI -

AN at­tempt by a trio to kidnap a doc­tor was thwarted by peo­ple at a clinic at Saligra­mam on Fri­day night. One of the sus­pects was later caught by the pub­lic.

Karthikeyan, a pe­di­a­tri­cian of Valasar­avakkam, has been run­ning a clinic on sec­ond street of State Bank Colony at Saligra­mam. On Fri­day night, when he was treat­ing the pa­tients, three men al­legedly en­tered the clinic and tried to kidnap him at knife­point.

When Karthikeyan raised an alarm, the pub­lic rushed to his res­cue. On see­ing the crowd, the trio tried to es­cape. How­ever, peo­ple caught one of them and handed him over to Virugam­bakkam po­lice.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied him as Loga Brah­man (22) of Pudukkot­tai district.

The po­lice said that the pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed that one of his rel­a­tives’ child was treated by Karthikeyan eight months ago for some illness when the lat­ter was work­ing at a dif­fer­ent hospi­tal. Af­ter the child be­came crit­i­cal, the doc­tor had re­ferred the kid to the In­sti­tute of Child Health and Hospi­tal for Chil­dren at Eg­more, where he died.

The sus­pect said he wanted to take re­venge and came to kidnap Karthikeyan, the po­lice said.

A hunt is on for the re­main­ing two per­sons.

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