Inside the terrifying ordeal of a Chinese businessman lured to a farmhouse in Australia before being ‘tortured and held for ransom’ for two days
- Chinese man, 69, lured under fake business deal
- Held against his will in alleged extortion plot
- Three men charged with kidnapping offences
A pensioner from China was lured by a fake business deal to a rental property in Perth where he was allegedly kidnapped and tortured.
The victim, aged 68, had travelled from China to Perth but stopped in Melbourne where he met with a 29-year-old man about a business proposition.
The pair then flew to Western Australia on April 23 when the victim was driven to a house in Caversham, north east Perth, where a third man was waiting.
House of horrors: the Caversham property where the alleged kidnap and torture took place
The man was then held against his will and tortured in an alleged extortion plot.
His captors allegedly rang his relatives, demanding sums of money for his release.
But the man’s terrifying ordeal came to an end after two days when police identified his location and smashed down the door of the Caversham property.
The man was found inside the house with various injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.
Three men – a 29-year-old, a 37-year-old and 31-year-old – have each been charged with kidnapping offences.
The property was a short-term rental unit, according to 7NEWS. Police smashed the door down and freed the man who was taken to hospital with injuries
A Western Australia police spokesperson said: ‘It will be alleged the 68-year-old man was subsequently held against his will and assaulted a number of times.
‘It will be further alleged members of his family were also contacted, requesting sums of money for his release.’
Both the 29-year-old man and-37-year-old man first appeared in Midland Magistrates Court on 27 April 2023.
Their next court appearance will be in Midland Magistrates Court on 12 May 2023 and 26 May 2023, respectively.
A 31-year-old man will appeared in Perth Magistrates Court on 29 April.