She was supposed to travel to Karur by a car to attend the felicitations of former actor SS Rajendran. At the Trichy airport, a man identified as Periasamy, introduced himself to her as the driver arranged by the function organisers. Believing him, she boarded the car which sped away immediately.
Seeing this, the actual driver informed the organisers and chased the speeding car. The hot pursuit came to an end, when the kidnapper car was overtaken and brought to a halt.
Later, Periasamy told police that he is a fan of Namitha. But police said he was giving contradictory answers to other questions and has kept him in custody for further interrogations.