Udupi: An elderly man who was on his morning walk was kidnapped, robbed of cash and gold ornaments, and dropped off by a gang of robbers on Sunday December 2nd. The incident happened near Sudha Furniture at Lakshmindra Nagara in Manipal.
The victim identified as Vijay Kumar A S (65), a resident of Laxmindra Nagara in Manipal had started his morning walk at 4 am on Sunday. He had finished his walk till MGM College and was returning to his home when as he was nearing Sudha Furniture at Lakshmindra Nagara, a Maruti Omni van approached him and the man seated inside the van instantly pulled Vijay Kumar into the van.
There were six others within the van who immediately applied tapes to Vijay Kumar's eyes, mouth and hands. They took away Rs 120 found in his trousers pocket and two rings that he was wearing valued at Rs 50,000.
Next, the abductors dropped off Vijay Kumar at Kinnimulki on Mangaluru road before making good their escape. Manipal police have registered a case in this connection.