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Doctor killed during botched kidnapping

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:28 AM

PORT-OF-SPAIN (CMC):

One medical doctor was killed and another seriously injured during a botched kidnapping after the vehicle in which they were travelling crashed along the Solomon Hochoy Highway, south of here, early yesterday morning, the police have confirmed.

Acting Superintendent of Police Wayne Mystar told a news conference that Dr Rudradeva Sharma was killed in the high-speed chase as the kidnappers were attempting to evade capture by police.

“The alleged abductors are in police custody after they reportedly kidnapped two medical doctors on the compound of the San Fernando General Hospital early this morning.

“The doctors were leaving the hospital when they were snatched by three men and bundled into a car which sped off. A report was made to the police and officers saw the vehicle on the Solomon Hochoy Highway and gave chase,” the senior police officer told reporters.

He said that the vehicle “ran off the road and overturned … and all five persons were removed from the vehicle and one of the doctors … was killed”.

Mystar said that the other doctor, whose name was not given, and the alleged abductors, were admitted at the San Fernando General Hospital “in a serious condition”.

He said a firearm and nine rounds of ammunition were recovered from the crashed vehicle.