A doctor was allegedly kidnapped by two gangsters at gunpoint from Bhallpind of Ajnala town and later released after his wife paid a ransom of Rs 7.50 lakh, the police said today.
The kidnappers had demanded Rs 60 lakh, but they released Dr Munish, a resident of Ranjit Avenue here who runs a private hospital near Ajnala town, on the assurance that rest of the amount will be paid by Sunday otherwise irreparable damage will be done to his family, they said.
The doctor later told police that he was kidnapped last night and taken to the outskirts of the city where he was “inhumanly tortured”.
He also said that the kidnappers were carrying arms and ammunitions, including heaps of bullets besides revolvers and pistols and beat him up inhumanly.
The Kidnappers forced the doctor to call his wife on mobile to enquire how much cash was lying at home and in hospital and thereafter they agreed to release him after receiving Rs 7.50 lakh, the police said.
Meanwhile, the police said that they have identified the kidnappers as notorious gangsters Gopi Ghanshampur and Surpreet Harry.
Efforts are on to arrest the kidnappers, they added.