Chennai: In a cinematic revenge saga, a group of youngsters abducted a manpower agent, who had collected money from them promising jobs in Vietnam but failed to arrange the jobs. The youngsters who abducted the man from Chennai airport soon after he landed in the city from Malaysia were arrested within hours, on Sunday.
According to the sources, Swaminathan and his brother Tamil Selvan of Kumbakonam had allegedly collected Rs 7.7 lakh from Sudhakar, Sathiyamurthy, Gopi, Karthikeyan, Thamilarasan, Chinnathambi and Arockiasamy of Pudhukottai promising jobs in Vietnam. Sudhakar’s elder brother Ramesh collected the money and handed over to the brothers.
“On June 27, Tamil Selvan brought all of them to Malaysia from Tiruchy airport and boarded them in a house with the help Muthu. But Tamil Selvan and Muthu protracted finding job in Vietnam, which forced the youngsters to argue. Meanwhile, the agents asked them to work in rubber plantation as labourers,” the police said.
The youngsters returned to Tiruchy on Saturday and told Ramesh about the incident. Infuriated by this, Ramesh, along with his brother Sudhakar, car driver Venkatesan, Baskar, Sathishkumar and two others, came to Chennai airport on the wee hours of Sunday morning and waited for Tamil Selvan to arrive. “Swaminathan also came to the airport to receive his brother. Upon Tamil Selvan’s arrival, the youngsters argued with him and Swaminathan. Suddenly, they bundled Tamil Selvan and abducted in their car and fled the spot,” the police added.
Swaminathan alerted airport police and the police traced the mobile phones of the abductors. The car was on Pallavaram - Duraipakkam Radial Road. The police arrested seven persons in the car including Ramesh and Sudhakar before rescuing Tamil Selvan....