Diamonds: Tiger Kidnapping in Belgium Could Have Been Staged & More



Tiger’s Tale It was a horrifying incident that terrified the diamond community in Belgium. And now it appears to have been faked. The widely reported “tiger kidnapping” of a diamond company employee last October may have been staged, according to a statement from the Antwerp World Diamond Centre. On Oct. 11, 2012, three men entered the home of an employee of Kiran Exports, an Indian diamond company. Reports said that while the man’s wife was held hostage, the employee was forced to open the vaults of his company’s office. The total value of the stolen diamonds was estimated at $13 million. The incident caused widespread shock and uneasiness among Indian workers in Antwerp. “The diamantaires in Antwerp are no longer safe,” the president of the Surat Diamond Association told the The Times of India. But police now believe the purported victim may have staged the k
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