Kidnappers abduct wrong man from Russian hospital

Moscow, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man, kidnapped from a hospital by a group of men, was released after the kidnappers realised they had abducted the wrong person, investigators said.

The man was admitted to a hospital in Volgograd city Monday after he was shot in the face with a non-lethal weapon.

The following day, a group of unidentified men arrived at the hospital in three cars without licence plates.

They entered the man’s ward, knocked the patient unconscious, dragged him out of the hospital and fled.

The man was later found alive at his father’s house. He told investigators that he was abducted by unidentified individuals, who released him after a brief talk.

The man believes that his kidnappers made a mistake, the investigative department said.

It was not clear who the kidnappers actually wanted to abduct.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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