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Bangladeshi man found chained as captors sought ransom

A 22-year-old man was found chained to a pole in a disused greenhouse by local police in Ileia in the Peloponnese on Saturday after being held captive by a gang of compatriots who had been demanding ransom for his release from his family in Bangladesh.

According to police reports, nine suspects, all Bangladeshi nationals, had abducted the 22-year-old laborer and held him in the old greenhouse. They demanded 5,000 euros from their captive’s family for his release, of which they received 2,000 euros.

Police, who located the victim in the greenhouse after acting on tip-off from another Bangladeshi man who expressed concern about his whereabouts, found evidence that the 22-year-old had been repeatedly beaten.