In what doctors are calling nothing short of a miracle, a youth who had been kidnapped five days back, had his head smashed with a stone, trussed up and thrown into a 500 feet deep gorge, was found alive on Friday.
A 21-year-old management student was allegedly kidnapped, taken to the woods and head smashed by three persons who suspected him of trying to get close to a girl one of them had an affair with. Five days later, he was found in a forest in critical condition. All three accused have been arrested for attacking and leaving him for dead in a forest in Indore, police said.
Mridul (20) alias Manu Bhalla of Shahgarh, Sagar, is now recuperating at Indore’s Bombay Hospital where his condition is said to be stable.
On the basis of CCTV footage and call details and with the help of some witnesses, police arrested Akash Ratnakar and his two accomplices Rohit alias Piyush and Vijay, all from Indore and in their early twenties.