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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Kendrapara, Jan 1:

A local businessman of Haladia village under Derabish block in Odisha’s Kendrapara district who was allegedly kidnapped by miscreants late on Friday evening and later dumped in a critical condition succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at the district headquarters hospital here today.

According to reports, miscreants had allegedly kidnapped Sridhar Sahoo (31), a manufacturer and supplier of snacks late on Friday evening with an intent to extort money from him.

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Sahoo was later found by his family members dumped with serious injuries on his body near his house on the next day (Saturday) evening. He was rushed to the hospital by his family members where he was undergoing treatment, reports added.

Sahoo’s wife has alleged that two persons one Mojamil alias Lala and another Bana had demanded extortion money amounting to Rs 2 lakh from her deceased husband.

However, her husband didn’t succumb to their demand and she suspects them to be his kidnappers.

Police are investigating the matter.