Two arrested for abducting, beating Essequibo man

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Police have arrested a father and son in connection with the abduction and beating of a 25-year-old minibus driver and the hunt continues for a third suspect who is a female.

Imran Khan, also known as ‘Panko’ told the News Room that he was at his Essequibo Coast house when the two men attacked him on Monday night; he said they tied him up, forced him into the trunk of a car, and took him to Essequibo Technical Institute (ETI) road where he was severely beaten and left to die.

The victim’s mother Bhagpattie Khan believes the trio intended to kill her son over allegations that he was involved with their female relative.

Police subsequently found a white Spacio car that was involved in the abduction along with a cutlass, belt and gun.

Police subsequently found a white Spacio car that was involved in the abduction

The distraught mother said her son arrived came from Georgetown and was relaxing when two cars pulled up at their house; two men and a woman exited from a ‘black and white’ Spacio and took her son by force at around 19:30hrs.

The mother said they dragged him, bounded his hands with zip ties and beat him as they forced him into the trunk of the car. The mother further related that the female then shouted at her and said “even the President cannot save yuh son tonight.”

A report was immediately made to the Anna Regina Police Station.

“They plan this thing neat, they wanted to kill my son but God saved him, and I want justice,” the mother further related.

Meanwhile, prior to the abduction, someone telephoned the young man and asked him to pick them up to go to Supenaam but he sent his friend instead.

The News Room understand that when the friend showed up with the bus, two men approached him and asked if he was “Panko” but he responded in the negative and the men drove away.

“They step it up; they wanted to kill my son when they call him to go Supenaam but God save him,” the mother said.

Khan was rescued by a passerby who took him to the hospital and the Anna Regina Police Station. He was then taken to the scene where he was beaten as the investigation continues.

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