Mangaluru, Dec 6: Pandeshwara police arrested two accused here on Thursday on charges of kidnapping a youth, assaulting and looting him near Sasihithlu. The arrested have been identified as Gautham and Laivegar.

The victim has been identified as Shimaq Hassan (22) of Falnir in the city. Shimaq is studying BBM in a college in the city. When the victim was having tea with his two of his friends Nashath and Sourav at a stall at Attavara on Dec 5, Shimaq classmate Ankith came in a bike and took Shimaq with him. As Shimaq did not return even after half an hour, his friends called Shimaq. Initially he did not receive the call and when they called him over other phone, the miscreants picked up the call and said that they were taking Shimaq to Moodabidri.

Later, the accused called his friends that they want Rs 50,000 and if not, they would not leave him. Some time later, they threatened that they would kill him. At this time, his friends contacted his family members and prepared to give Rs 25,000. After receiving the amount near KPT, the Miscreants dropped him and fled the scene.

Miscreants have assaulted Shimaq with iron rod and burnt him in cigeratte buts. He was treated at Wenlock hospital. The police have been searching for the remaining accused including Ankith.

Police also seized the swift car used for kidnapping him and iron rods. A case was registered at Pandeshwara police station.

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Bangaluru: The Bidadi police are likely to present Kampli MLA JN Ganesh Singh before the court today.

The police have brought Ganesh to Bengaluru, who was arrested in Gujarat for assaulting MLA Anand Singh at the Eagleton Resort last month.

The Bidadi police will present him before CJM Court in Ramangar after taking his statement. According to sources, Ganesh's lawyers would submit the bail petition on Friday.