Ganguly reveals kidnap threat on daughter

Published: Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 11:31 [IST]
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Ganguly with his daughterBangalore: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly confirmed media reports that his family received letters threatening that his daughter Sana would be kidnapped.

"This is true, but I don't want to say anything about it," the left-hander said in Bangalore. According to reports, Ganguly's wife Dona received two letters via post a few days back threatening to kidnap their daughter. The kidnappers, it is learnt, have demanded a ransom of around four crore rupees.

Sana will turn seven on November 3 and it is still not clear whether the threat has anything to do with India's most successful skipper announcing his retirement just days before the four-Test series against Australia gets underway.

A Kolkata senior police officer said two letters were received by Ganguly's family, one as recently as 10 days ago, "threatening to kidnap his daughter for a ransom of Rs 2 crore".

"There were two letters, one which was hand-delivered as it arrived without any postal marks. The other was sent from the Esplanade post office by Speed Post," Additional Director General, CID, Bhupinder Singh said.

The one delivered a month ago when Sourav was abroad was hand-delivered and the other received ten days ago was sent by Speed Post. Both the letters were addressed to Sourav's wife, Dona, he added.

"It is not yet clear who sent the letters. The Gangulys didn't give much of importance to the first letter, because at that time they were abroad, but after they received the second letter they were worried and approached the CID," said Singh.


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