Miscreants run away with car, son of car’s owner
Two young men fled in a car and son of the car’s owner, who is a retired employee of a public service utility at Hirapur in Asansol.
The incident had taken place on Thursday, but the police are yet to get any clue about the missing son.
According to the complaint, the retired employee of the PSU had uploaded the photograph of his car on a classifieds website, with the intention of sellling it.
A prospective customer had a negotiation with the man over its price and finally the two youth came to the seller’s house to buy the vehicle.
They came to the victim’s house on Thursday and wanted to go for a test drive after a round of discussion over the present condition of the car.
Without knowing the consequences, the person allowed them to take his car for a test drive and asked his 27-year-old son to accompany the two.
However, the two youth did not return. The man asked his younger son to contact his elder son, who went with the two youth. His phone, though was found to be switched off.
The retired PSU employee subsequently approached the police with a plea to help him get his son back. The police had tried to call the phone numbers that the accused had provided as their contact details. But those mobile numbers were also not reachable.
Later, police came to know that the two accused had been using mobile phone connection registered with someone else’s name. The cell phone of both the accused and the victim’s son are still in switched off mode.
Police have gone through footages of surveillance cameras installed at the intersections. They found the car passing through one of the CCTV-covered areas, but in none of the footages the car was found stopping anywhere or pushing the youth out.
A police officer said that it seemed that they had kidnapped the youth. However, his family members did not receive any ransom call.