Bhubaneswar: An assistant manager of Vedanta Aluminium’s Lanjigarh plant has been kidnapped last night. Even though police have arrested two of the abductor gang, the victims are yet to be traced.

Kalahandi police said that assistant manager (environment) Satya Ranjan Sahu and his driver Gouri Shankar Nayak has been abducted by a criminal gang while they were returning from Sambalpur after purchasing a new car from a showroom in Sambalpur.

According to police, five unidentified people in another car intercepted Sahu’s vehicle near Kadalighati and forced the driver to follow them. The car that had brought the miscreants met with an accident near Sikerkupa police outpost leaving two of the occupants injured. They have been admitted to Bhawanipatna Government Hospital, police said.
“The two injured persons, who are part of the criminal gang, are being interrogated,” said the additional SP, Kalahandi, Akhaya Kumar Das. He said that the two accused persons were involved in snatching incidents and had criminal records.
According to Das, the victims of the kidnap incident is yet to be traced though the car of Sahu has been found near Gatiguda village in between Niyamgiri and Muniguda.