Kidnap victim Davan Bharratsingh has escaped from his abductors.
Police sources said he was found yesterday wandering in a
forest in Matura by villagers who took him to the nearby police
The AKS was then called in.
Sources said Bharratsingh appeared to be in good, physical
condition, but was taken for a medical check-up.
No ransom was paid for his release, sources added.
Bharratsingh, who runs Edinburgh Hardware, was snatched on
Saturday afternoon by two gunmen who stormed into his businessplace
located at Mc Bean Village, Couva.
The men robbed customers before speeding off with him in a
yellow motor car.
A chase ensued and Bharratsinghs family hired a helicopter
to track down the getaway car.
However, the search yielded no results.
The kidnappers later telephoned his relatives and demanded
a $3 million ransom.
An attempt was also made to kidnap Leela Roopnarine, a relative
of Bharratsingh, in January.
Roopnarine, who is the owner of Roopnarines Hardware,
was being dragged out of her black Mercedes Benz in the gateway
of her Lange Park, Chaguanas home, when a relative fired a
licensed firearm at her abductors.
The Roopnarines have since fled the country.
A spokesman for the Bharratsingh family said they might be
leaving T&T soon, since he and his two brothers are Canadian
Meanwhile, the family of Kalipersad Ravi Maharaj,
who was snatched on March 16, are still awaiting word from
Yesterday, they again appealed to his kidnappers, saying they
were willing to give in to any demand for his safe release.