Pune: A shocking incident of kidnapping and torturing by spraying sanitiser on a 30-year-old man for his stay at a hotel using office money has come to light after a case was registered at Paud police station in Pune, Maharashtra.

In March-end, the victim was sent to Delhi on an assignment and due to the coronavirus lockdown he ended up staying in a hotel and spent the money. After he returned to Pune on May 7, he was asked to go for a 17-day quarantine.

The manager who had no money for compulsory quarantine, ended up mortgaging his jewellery and debit card.  But once he returned to work, he was being pressured to pay the office money he spent for his hotel stay. And on June 13, he was kidnapped in a car, tortured for two days at office premises in Kothrud.

"They took him to the firm's office where he was confined. The owner and two others thrashed him and sprayed sanitiser on his private parts," a police official was quoted as saying the media.

Later they released him, the victim says he got admitted to a hospital for treatment and he lodged a complaint on Thursday (July 2).

The case is under investigation and the authorities are yet to make any arrest in this connection.