Mangaluru: A gang kidnapped a person named Shimaaq Hassan (22) from Falnir. Hassan was taken to near Sasihitlu by the five-member gang. The gang thrashed him there and robbed cash found in his possession. Hassan named his tormentors as Gautam, Loy Veigas, Gautam, Ankit, and Aditya Walke.
Shimaaq has been pursuing his BBM degree course through a college in the city. He was having coffee in the company of friends, Naushad and Saurav, at an outlet at Attavar at 5 pm on December 5. Shimaaq's classmate,
Ankit, who arrived there on a motor bike, asked Shimaaq to accompany him, informing that he had some work with him.
Since Shimaaq did not return even after half an hour, his friends called him over cellphone. The kidnappers said that they were taking Shimaaq to Moodbidri. It was found that the youth had been badly hit by the kidnappers in his face, head and back with iron rod. They also had inflicted burn injuries on his body with cigarette butts.
His back has been badly bruised. He was later released.