Tura, Dec 12: 3 petrol pump employees were kidnapped from a petrol pump in Nongalbibra in South Garo Hills (SGH) by a gang of 5 armed men two days ago, police informed.
At about 4:45 pm on Dec 10, the 5 member armed gang came in a Maruti Van and at gun point took away Shiv Kumar Patel, Dharmendra Patel and Witley Sangma. The 3 were employees of the Amasa Petrol Pump in Pathargittim which falls under Nongalbibra PS.
“Though the incident took place at 4:45 pm, it was only reported to us at around 7:30 pm (on Dec 10) leading to a delay in start of operations. Currently a search is on to locate the abductors and rescue the 3 victims,” said district police chief, AT Sangma.
Police sources said that the kidnapping was witnessed by another employee of the same fuel station. Police however stated that they are yet to identify the members of the group behind the kidnapping.
Local sources said that a demand for ransom was allegedly made by the kidnappers to the owner of the fuel station though there was information on the amount demanded.