On Sunday late evening 5-6 unknown criminals abducted Roshan Mahto, a CCL employee from Chordhara valley forest area of Barkagaon block. The criminals have abducted his driver Gopal Giri and one another person along with Mahto but latter released them with a demand of ransom of Rs20 lakh from the family members of Mahto.
Roshan Mahto, weight bridge clerk of CCL, posted at Urimari colliery was coming back to his home situated at village Harli of Barkagaon block after finishing his duty on Sunday late evening on his alto car. His driver Giri was driving the car and one of his friendswas also with him. At about 7:30 pm when they were passing through the forest area of Chordhara valley suddenly 5-6 masked criminals who were on bikes forcibly stopped the car and captured all three boarded on the car.
According to the released driver and other person accompanying Mahto, the criminals beat them brutally to know their identity. It seemed that Roshan Mahto was in target so they released both with a warning to not go to police directly. When Mahto did not returned at night, his family members informed Barkagaon police and himself tried to trace him but failed.
In the morning first a phone call came through which the kidnappers demanded a ransom of Rs 20 lakhs to release Mahto and after sometimes his driver and fellow also returned with the massage of same demand of the abductors.