Iranian businessman kidnapped in Turkey rescued in police operation after 85 days
MARDİNAn Iranian businessman who had come to Turkey for business purposes was rescued in a police operation in the Nusaybin district of the southeastern province of Mardin on April 21, 85 days after he was kidnapped for ransom, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Ziyaeddin Muhammed Nejad, who had been working as a textile manager in Iran’s Urmia province, was kidnapped in Turkey by people he had previously met. The kidnappers demanded ransom money from Nejad’s family in a video.
Nejad was successfully rescued in a police operation in the Gırnavaz neighborhood in the morning of April 21 after being held captive for 85 days.
“They kidnapped me 85 days ago for ransom money. They chained and tortured me. They shot a video of me and told my family that ‘We will kill your son if you do not hand the ransom money or go to the police.’ May God bless the Turkish state and the Turkish police. They risked great pains for me and saved my soul,” Nejad told reporters in the Nusaybin State Hospital.
Meanwhile, eight suspects were also detained for their suspected links to the kidnap. Their proceedings at the police headquarters have been ongoing.