A 29-year old Balu and a 27-year old Sathish were business partners for an e-commerce business based in Chengalpet, with an initial investment of 6 lakh each.
It was alleged that the two partners had a growing rift among them especially on the business transactions. Hence Sathish offered to withdraw from the partnership deal, requesting the refund of his initial investment.
It was reported that Balu had been lethargic in repaying the investment amount to Sathish thereby giving lame excuses. Enraged Sathish seeked the help of his brother in law Vikky and four of his friends- Prashanth (20), Vishal (22), Naresh (30) and Uma Maheshwaran (18). They hatched a plan according to which Vikky contacted Balu saying that he wished to join Balu's partnership firm and hence the necessity to meet Balu in person to talk about the same.
Balu was asked to meet Vikky near Maraimalai Nagar Taluk office. Following which Balu arrived at the specified location. Vikky and his friends who were on the hide in a car, abducted Balu. While Vikky stayed back, the others drove the car along with the kidnapped Balu, towards Mahabalipuram. It was reported that Vikky had seized Balu's car which was parked in the latter's house.
Meanwhile, on suspicion, the Police patrol near the Thiruporur- Chengalpet highway intercepted the car that was used to kidnap Balu, only to find the perplexed victim and four others inside the vehicle. On enquiry, Balu revealed that he was being abducted. The Chengalpet police arrested the gang of four, immediately while the hunt is underway for Vikky and Sathish.
Arrested Kidnappers Clockwise: Prasanth, Vishal, Uma Maheshwaran and Naresh