A 38-year-old senior technician working with Maruti Suzuki India Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon, was robbed of his Maruti Swift car, mobile handset and wallet containing Rs. 2,100 in cash at gunpoint by four robbers in southwest Delhi’s Dwarka late on Sunday night.
Police said the robbers forced their way into the car, overpowered the victim on the rear seat and drove him on an isolated stretch for over two kilometres towards Bamrauli village before pushing him out from the vehicle.
The Maruti employee, identified as Ranveer Singh, was driving towards his office from home in Najafgarh, when the robbery occurred at a traffic signal in Dwarka Sector 21 at around 11.30 pm.
“I left home at 10.45 pm as I was on night duty. When I stopped my car at the traffic signal, four men surrounded my car from both sides and pointed two pistols at me from both the front side windows as their glasses were down. They threatened to kill me if tried to move. I got scared and opened the passenger side door as per their instruction,” Singh told HT.
Singh said that one of the robbers took hold of the steering wheel, while the other one occupied the front passenger seat. The other two went to the rear seat and pulled him there.
“They took my mobile phone, Rs. 2100 from my wallet and other valuables. They then returned some notes of Rs. 10. Later, they took a u-turn and drove towards Bamrauli village and then dumped me at a secluded place and fled with my car,” added Singh.
Singh said he struggled for almost twenty minutes and walked on the isolated stretch for almost a kilometre to get help for making a call to the police control room (PCR). Singh says he repeatedly banged the gate of a farmhouse for help but to no avail.
“I signalled several passers-by and commuters for help but nobody paid attention. It was the driver of a mini truck who stopped his vehicle and offered me his mobile phone to make the PCR call. A PCR van arrived and took me to the spot where I was overpowered. Later, they took me to Sector 23 police station, where an FIR was registered on my complaint,” said Singh.