2 Indian tourists abducted, robbed by Thai motorist

Friday, 18 October 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 42 By  Boonlua Chatree

Police are searching for three Thais who kidnapped a pair of Indian men under the premise of selling them sexual services.

The unidentified woman and two men abducted, beat and robbed Karthikeyan Krishnan, 37, and Kadher Basha, 37, around 2 a.m. Oct. 7. The two lost a total of about $1,000, a mobile phone and documents while sustaining minor injuries.

The episode began, Krishnan said, as the two men were walking on Second Road back to their hotel on Soi 12. An attractive woman in a Honda Jazz stopped and solicited them, offering a ride back to the their hotel plus some extra personal services for 1,000 baht. They agreed.

Karthikeyan Krishnan (center) and Kadher Basha (right) file a report with police about their being kidnapped and robbed.Karthikeyan Krishnan (center) and Kadher Basha (right) file a report with police about their being kidnapped and robbed.

Once the duo got in the car, however, the woman picked up the phone and two Thai men jumped in the back seat. Reaching the entrance of Soi 12, one man put Krishnan in a headlock, punched him and stole $400, the victim told police.

The men then threw him out of the moving car and sped away with Basha still inside. Sometime later, an injured Basha turned up at Pattaya Police Station with bruises and missing $600 and other belongings. He’d been tossed out of the car on Sukhumvit Road.

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