Detectives in Regional Police Division 4’A’ are probing the alleged abduction of Jagdesh Mangal, a 35-year-old businessman of Belmont, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD), which occurred at about 19:00hrs on Monday at a popular bar located at Station Street, Kitty.

The victim was also allegedly relieved of over G$3.6 million dollars worth of gold and diamond jewellery by the two suspects.

Initial enquiries disclosed that the victim and the suspects are known to each other and they have an ongoing dispute over a sum of money.

According to the victim, on the date and time mentioned, he was at the bar imbibing, when the two suspects, along with a retired cop, showed up in a vehicle.

The men then exited the car, approached the victim and the two suspects began punching the victim about his body while telling him (victim) that they wanted their money.

The retired policeman was heard telling the suspects to take the victim away, after which the victim was forced into the back seat of the vehicle.

The victim further claimed that while in the vicinity of Vlissengen Road, one of the suspects pointed a gun at him and relieved him of a gold and diamond band valued at G$1.5 million, one black diamond with a gold ring valued at G$1.2 million and one gold chain valued G$900,000.

The victim claimed that he was taken to the home of one of the suspects in Kitty where he was forced to sign a note at gunpoint stating that he owed G$900,000 to the suspects.

The 35-year-old businessman was then taken to a hotel on Church Street, where he was ordered out of the vehicle by the two men.

The matter was subsequently reported to the Brickdam Police Station.

The retired policeman has since been arrested and is at the Kitty Police Station assisting with the investigation.

The two suspects remain at large and the investigation continues.


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