Kidnappers abducted a man Wednesday morning in San José, carried him to a Desamparados home, burned his skin with flammable liquids, beat him and threatened to kill him, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.
Agents said they received a tip and surrounded the home in San Juan de Dios de Desamparados where they heard the man’s cries.
Agents managed to detain four of the estimated six men who were present and presented them to a court Thursday. They said one of the suspects is a 17-year-old.
Agents credited the case to personal problems and said they confiscated a pistol and flammable liquids as well as some drugs. The victim has first and second degree burns on his body, they said.
The man was abducted about 8 a.m., and agents did not circle the home until about noon, so the victim experienced at least four hours at the hands of his abductors.