Man abducted, attacked for false job promise

By PTI Published on Jun 18, 2018 04:55 PM IST

Erode (Tamilnadu): A four-member gang allegedly kidnapped and beat up a 30-year-old forest guard who had 'collected money' from some people under the pretext of getting them government jobs, the police said today.

The gang, which came in a car, bundled forest guard Prabhu into the vehicle last night and sped away, they said. On seeing this, people in the area informed the forest guard's mother and she lodged a complaint, the police said.

Meanwhile, the police received information that an injured Prabhu has been hospitalised in Coimbatore.

Investigations revealed that Prabhu had collected money from some people promising them government jobs, the police said, adding this might be the reason behind the abduction.

The man was being interrogated, the police said, adding a search was on for the gang. Prabhu was working at Arachalure village, 25 km from here, as forest guard.