Navy officer kidnapped, burnt alive at Palghar.

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Navy Officer Suraj Kumar Dubey.

A Navy officer Suraj Kumar Dubey (27), resident of Ranchi-Jharkhand, was burnt alive by his Kidnappers at Palghar of Maharashtra on Saturday. The Navy officer was kidnapped near the Chennai Airport. Palghar rose to infamy when a mob lynched two Sadhus as police watched as a mute spectator.

According to Palghar Police, Suraj Kumar Dubey served at INS Coimbatore stationed at Tamil Nadu. The kidnappers burnt him alive after their ransom demand wasn’t fulfilled.

The kidnappers had demanded a ransom of Rs 10 lakhs from the relatives of Navy officer. As they couldn’t meet their demand, kidnappers set the officer on fire and left him to die in a forest at Palghar.  

Navy officer was rushed to a hospital in Dahanu with burn injuries on Friday. The officer was referred to INS Ashwini as his health deteriorated, but he couldn’t survive.  Palghar Police had registered an offence under relevant sections against unidentified kidnappers and murderers before launching a manhunt.

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