A Mangaluru-based cardiologist was allegedly honeytrapped kidnapped and thrashed before he was fleeced of Rs 14 lakh via an online transaction by a gang of seven members. Police have arrested three persons in connection with the case so far.The doctor filed a complaint with police almost a week after the incident, which occurred on May 3. Other accused, including a woman, are absconding.Police said one of the accused, Narayana Salian of Someshwar was allegedly involved in an attempt to murder former don Muthappa Rai.
Narayana Salian and Ullal residents Muhammed Ranji and Sadiq have allegedly fleeced the doctor with the help of a woman. Police said Muhammed Ranji was a close friend of the doctor. Ranji came to know that the doctor, along with his colleagues, was looking to develop housing plots.