A 37-year-old college lecturer was allegedly drugged and robbed by an unidentified man in a Haryana Roadways Volvo bus on March 21.
The victim, Abhinav Sheoran, 37, was spotted lying unconscious by the bus driver, who sounded the police. Cops took him to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, where he regained consciousness on Sunday.
In his statement to police, Sheoran, a resident of Defence Colony, Jind, and a lecturer at a private college in Solan, Himachal Pradesh, said he was at the ISBT in Delhi when a stranger approached him to buy a ticket for him. As a result, he bought two tickets for the man and himself and they got seats next to each other. He alleged that when the bus halted midway in Karnal, the stranger offered him a drink after consuming which he fell unconscious, and only realised he had been robbed when he woke up at GMSH-16.
He claimed the miscreant had stolen his gold bangle, two mobile phones, `1,000 in cash, his driving licence and an ATM card.
Sector 17 station house officer (SHO) Udaypal Singh said after recording the victim's statement, they registered a case under sections 328 (causing hurt by means of poison) and 379 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Sector-17 police station on Monday.