Birgunj industrialist Kedia kidnapped; driver seriously hurt

BIRGUNJ: Industrialist Suresh Kedia was abducted by an armed gang from Bariyarpur of Bara district on Thursday evening.

The gang of three to four persons shot at and seriously injured his driver Shyam Sah Kanu before kidnapping the entrepreneur, police said.

Kedia was heading toward Birgunj from one of his industries in Gadhimai area of Bara.

Some witnesses said he was taken under control and taken to India on another vehicle.

Kedia is the operator of Parwanipur-based Birgunj Food Industry among many other industries in the region.

Sah was rushed to the Birgunj-based Narayani Sub-Regional Hospital. He had received the bullet on right temple and, hence, is critical, according to the hospital sources.

SSP Narayan Singh Khadka of Narayani Zonal Police Office said police have tightened scrutiny on border points and have launched a manhunt to nab the suspects.