Two Odia youths held for kidnapping, murdering Surat businessman

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Bhubaneswar: Two youths from Ganjam district of Odisha were arrested by police on charges of abducting and killing a Surat-based businessman in Gujarat.

The two accused identified as Mukesh Sahu and Rabi Behera had allegedly kidnapped Surat-based businessman Jagdish Patel while he was going to his factory and later killed him.

It is alleged that the two youths had asked Patel to give Rs 70,000 as loan. When Patel refused, the duo first kidnapped him and asked for Rs 40 lakh loan. Since the businessman disagreed, the two killed him.

“We have arrested the two accused from Odisha. While Mukesh runs a canteen at Anjani Industries, Rabi works at a garage in Surat. The duo took Patel to the canteen on a bike and killed him there,” said Surat DCP RF Sangda.

Police are interrogating the two accused, he added.

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