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Africa's youngest Indian origin billionaire abducted

News Agencies | Updated on: 12 October 2018, 12:42 IST

Indian origin Tanzanian, Africa's youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewji was kidnapped from a luxury hotel in Dar es Salaam.

Gunmen kidnapped him when he was going to the gym, reported CNN.

CNN quoted Dar es Salaam regional police commissioner Lazaro Mambosaso as saying, "They came in a car to the hotel and started shooting in the air before they took him away. We are questioning the staff who were on duty at the time."

The kidnappers are believed to be foreign nationals and it is speculated that they had accessed the gym through gates that are believed to have been left open deliberately.

However, the motive behind the abduction is still unknown.

First published: 12 October 2018, 12:42 IST
 
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