Mumbai, February 06, 2021: A Navy official succumbed to injuries on Saturday after being set on fire by unidentified persons in Palghar, Maharashtra. He was burnt alive following the unfulfillment of ransom demands of the kidnappers.
According to Palghar Police, the Navy official has been identified as Suraj Kumar Dubey (27), a resident of Ranchi, Jharkhand, who served at INS Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. He was kidnapped from near the Chennai airport and taken to the jungles of Vevaji in Palghar.
The kidnappers had demanded a ransom of Rs 10 lakh to release him, but the demand was not by the kin of the Navy official. Enraged at this, the kidnappers set the man on fire and left him to die in the jungle.
The police confirmed that he was found with some burn injuries in the jungles of Palghar on Friday after which he was rushed to a hospital in Dahanu. After his condition deteriorated, he was moved to INS Ashwini where he succumbed to his injuries.
Palghar SP Dattatray Shinde said that police have registered a case under relevant sections against three unidentified persons and launched a probe in the matter.