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Abductee pays for not being affluent

January 17, 2006 21:19 IST

Abducted businessman Prashant Jain, who was set free at the Gandhi Setu in Vaishali district of Bihar early Tuesday morning after 12 days in captivity, was allegedly beaten up by his kidnappers.

The businessman's brother, Nishant,claimed thatPrashant had suffered a head injury after being assaulted by the kidnappers.

Director General of Police Ashish Ranjan Sinhaasked reporters not to disturbthe visibly shocked businessman, who had been lodgedat the IPS Officers messinitially. Prashant was latershifted to his residence by his relatives.

T B Jain, the businessman's grandfather, denied press reports that the family had received a demand for ransom and said, "Probably they released him realising that we were not very affluent and also because of the sustained police pressure."

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