Four including lady journalist arrested for kidnapping businessman

Bhubaneswar: Four persons including a lady journalist working for a private web channel in Bhubaneswar have been arrested on the charges of kidnapping and torturing a businessman and his associate.

The Commissionerate Police has arrested the four persons.

As per reports, the businessman and his associate were held hostage and tortured by the accused for two consecutive days. They were released only after their family members allegedly paid an extortion of Rs 50,000 to the abductors.

The businessman from Barbil area and his associate from Kendrapara were engaged in the transportation of minerals.

The accused were arrested after a formal complaint was lodged with the Nandankanan police in connection with the incident.

Further investigation in connection with the case is underway, said sources.