A man who was kidnapped, beaten and dumped in a ditch on the outskirts of Brampton earlier this week has apparently come forward and identified himself.
Reza Mokhtarian, who describes himself as an entrepreneur and foreign exchange trader, says in a Facebook posting that the abduction was the work of a rival company.
“All the stories are true. I was kidnapped by around 10 men of I believe Sri Lankan decent (sic) at gun point and taken for 15 hours,” Mokhtarian writes in his posting.
“Until I speak to the press I cannot reveal too much information other than this was a setup from a Forex company similar to mine that did not want me to continue trading.”
Mokhtarian says he suffered broken ribs, a severe concussion and injuries to his lower extremeties. He adds that he is “just happy” to be able to see his daughter and family again.
“I took the beating of my life,” Mokhtarian says in a nine minute Periscope posting.
“I had guns to my head, guns in my mouth, knives against me. …It was devastating. I didn’t think I would ever see anybody again. That was some of the scariest moments of my life.”
Police have not confirmed that Mokhtarian is the victim in this case.
Investigators say they are looking for four suspects in connection with an abduction that took place Thursday night in the Matheson Boulevard and Kennedy Road area in Mississauga. A man was later found, bound and beaten on the outskirts of Brampton and Halton Hills.
A grey 2010 Bentley bearing the license plate “OCEANSKY” – which police say belonged to the victim – was recovered on Friday.
Mokhtarian goes by the online moniker @RealOceanSky.