Truck driver abducted, assaulted
Darshan Singh, hailing from Uttarakand and driver of truck GA-01-U-0118 was on Wednesday noon abducted, wrongfully restrained, abused and assaulted by some unknown persons on the bypass road from Angadi, Loutulim to Ponda.
Maina Curtorim police who have registered an offence under section 65, 341, 324 and 504 IPC informed that three persons on motorcycle blocked Singh when he was on the way from Zuarinagar to Ponda with a consignment of urea at Angadi, Loutulim, tied his hand behind and covered his face. As they drove the truck to Ponda, they abused and assaulted him with a blunt object causing grievous injury on the head. They later fled leaving the vehicle on the way seeing police following them. Singh is said to be working for Khasap Hosmani, Zuarinagar and police suspect the attack to be a business rivalry.
Further investigation is in progress. [H]