Muscat: Five persons have been arrested in South Batinah on the charge of robbery, abduction and beating their colleague, according to the Royal Oman Police (ROP).
A top ROP official in South Batinah region said a team has been constituted to investigate the case. The accused have been charged with abducting, beating and stealing the mobile phone and purse of the Asian man. The victim was driven to Sur, held captive and his family was asked to pay a ransom.
Subsequently, the accused were arrested, the ROP source said.