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Saturday, 6 February 2021

Abducted Navy officer burnt alive after not getting Rs 10 lakh ransom

The navy, which was hijacked from Chennai airport on January 30, has been burnt alive in Palghar, Maharashtra, after the culprits were not ransomed. A Navy SEAL died on the way to hospital after being badly burned on Friday. The search for the kidnappers continues. Police gave this information on Saturday.

Palghar police spokesperson Sachin Nawadkar said Navy Suraj Kumar Dubey was a resident of Daltenganj in Jharkhand. Dubey was stationed at INS Agrani near Coimbatore.the flight was caught from Ranchi to Chennai on 30 January.


Nawadkar said Dubey had told about the whole incident before his death. Dubey said he caught a flight from Ranchi to Chennai on the morning of January 30 after the holiday was over. He was abducted at gunpoint by three men outside Chennai airport at night. He was kept in Chennai for three days. The kidnappers were demanding a ransom of Rs 10 lakh from him.

According to police, the kidnappers kept Dubey in the Talsari area of ​​Palghar from Chennai. He was repeatedly demanded Rs 10 lakh. But when he refused to pay the ransom, his captives burned him alive in the forest near Gholwad on Friday morning.


Police were notified when locals saw Dubey in a badly burnt condition. Police said Dubey was brought to Dahani Primary Health Center with 90 per cent burns. From there he was being taken to the Naval Hospital in Mumbai for treatment, but died on the way. Police have registered an offense under section 302 of the IPC against three unidentified persons in other cases, including murder.

A Navy spokesman said Dubey was on leave at the time of the incident. He was brought to Mumbai Naval Hospital INHS Ashwini for treatment, where he was pronounced dead.

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