Hyderabad: Vasudev Rajpurohith, a 28-year-old businessman from Mahesh Nagar, Kushaiguda, was allegedly kidnapped in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and brutally murdered after his family failed to pay the ransom. Mr Rajpurohith went to Kuala Lumpur on October 28 along with two acquaintances who promised to help him set up a business there. However, he ended up being locked up in a room by them. His kidnappers allegedly demanded Rs 30 lakh from his family with whom they were communicating via WhatsApp. The victim’s brother Ramsingh Rajpurohith, owner of Radhakrishna Enterprise, a shop at ECIL, declined to comment on the issue.
According to sources, the family pleaded with the kidnappers and said that they were unable to raise such a large amount because they were already in the midst of a financial crisis. They received pictures of the victim in which his hands were tied and a knife held to his neck. Three days ago, the family approached Sushma Swaraj, minister of external affairs, and requested her help. A case has not officially been registered because the offence was not committed in Hyde-rabad. However, D. Narsing Rao, sub-inspector of Kusha-iguda, said that a special team was investigating the case and that more facts would emerge when the body arrive from Malaysia.
Mr Rajpurohith’s family, which hails from Rajasthan, has been living in Hyderabad for many years. The victim’s brother Ramsingh has gone to Malaysia to bring the body back to Hyderabad. The Malaysian police nabbed five persons in connection with the murder on Friday.
City cops assisted malaysian police to crack the case:
During the course of the investigation, the Malaysian police fou-nd that some of the kidnapper’s calls to the victim’s family were originating from Hyderabad. The Rach-akonda police assisted them in identifying the locations of the towers through which the calls were routed. The offenders used the victim’s phone to contact his family via WhatsApp, but the victim’s brother Ramsingh Rajpur-ohith received a few threat calls from local numbers as well.
Mahesh M. Bhagwat, police commissioner of Rachakonda, told DC that they had provided the Malaysian police with the necessary information. “The threat calls were made from some locations within the city. Whatever information the Malaysian police requested for, we provided it. So far, we have not registered a case as the crime took place in Kuala Lumpur,” he said. Besides the Malaysian police, a private detective agency is also investigating the case. Private investigators also visited Rachakonda and requested the police for their assistance.