Bangladeshis bust after `kidnapping fellow countryman for ransom`

The hostage was rescued by the provincial kidnapping task team. 

Western Cape police arrested four Bangladeshi men for allegedly kidnapping a fellow countryman for ransom.

The 19-year-old man was abducted in Touws River on Monday. Provincial police spokesperson Brig Novela Potelwa said he was rescued on Wednesday.

“Following the kidnapping of a 19-year-old Bangladeshi on Monday in Touws River where, after a ransom was demanded, members of the Western Cape multidisciplinary kidnapping task team sprang into action in pursuit of vital information and descended on a location in the area where they rescued the hostage on Wednesday ,” said Potelwa.

“Four suspects, also Bangladeshi men, were subsequently arrested and are facing kidnapping and extortion charges. The rescued man was taken to a medical facility for assessment.”

The suspects will appear in court soon.