PIO tech CEO ab­ducted from Cal­i­for­nia home, found dead

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport - Chi­danand.Ra­jghatta

Wash­ing­ton: A tech ex­ec­u­tive of In­dian ori­gin was found dead in a car hours af­ter be­ing ab­ducted from his plush res­i­dence on the Pa­cific Ocean front in Cal­i­for­nia early on Tues­day.

Tushar Atre (50), CEO of dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing firm AtreNet Inc, was taken from his house at 3 am, bun­dled into a white BMW be­long­ing to a woman friend — be­lieved to be his girl­friend, Rachael Edith Emer­lye — and driven away, ac­cord­ing to the Santa Cruz po­lice who re­sponded to a 911call from the prop­erty.

There were sev­eral other peo­ple in Atre’s house when mul­ti­ple sus­pects broke in and whisked him away, ac­cord­ing to me­dia re­ports.

Po­lice im­me­di­ately put out a look­out no­tice but an­nounced a few hours later that a car and a body, iden­ti­fied as Atre’s, was found 14 miles away, which is about an hour south of Sil­i­con Val­ley.

Po­lice did not cite the cause or mode of Atre’s death, nor the iden­tity of sus­pects and their re­la­tion­ship with him. But au­thor­i­ties “have rea­son to be­lieve the mo­tive was rob­bery,” ac­cord­ing to the Sher­iff ’s Of­fice’s Face­book post.

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