The Patna Police on Sunday arrested three persons with weapons in connection with the attack on the distribution manager of a news publication ‘The Telegraph’ that took place late on Friday night. The assailants allegedly thrashed 42-year old Rakesh Kumar, after keeping him under illegal detention for three-and-a-half hours. “The incident took place at 1 pm last night. A four wheeler was coming from wrong side, it was misbalanced. Our cars collided and the driver of our car ran away. There were four people in the car and they attacked us and took us along with them towards Danapur,” Kumar said. <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Rakesh said he was beaten up and abused by the assailants, who demanded money from him. “They asked for my ATM card and I gave it to them. When we came on the main road, they started torturing me inhumanly. The driver went to the ATM and asked me the pin code and threatened to kill me, if I give wrong information. I said the truth. The driver said I have Rs. 25,000 balance in my account but it would only be taken out from UBI ATM,? he added.
ALSO READ After Rajdeo Ranjan murder, another newspaper employee attacked in Bihar’s capitalRakesh further stated that the assailants started searching for the ATM, while torturing me. “My colleagues also reached there. They tried to escape and both the persons left the car and ran from the place. I went to the police station and narrated the whole incident. It was surprising that no police check post was found anywhere near the Dak Bunglow road,” he added.