A 19-year-old, who recently passed-out from an elite school in Gurgaon, and his juvenile associate were arrested for car jacking a Meru cab and injuring its driver after a high-speed chase with the help of the GPRS system installed in the stolen vehicle, police said on Sunday.
The arrested has been identified as Aditya Varan and his juvenile associate belong to prominent schools and are habitual drug users, said Chhaya Sharma, deputy commissioner of police (south).
"The arrest came following investigations into the driver, Laxmi Narayan's complaint. According to him, on the intervening night of July 8-9, he was deputed outside Bristol Hotel in Gurgaon to receive a passenger at 2.30am. Around the same time, Aditya approached him and directed him to the Shangri-La hotel in Connaught place," DCP Sharma said.
Aditya, police said, went inside the hotel and returned after half-an-hour. He then directed the driver to the Sainik Farms area where another boy, later identified as his juvenile associate, got in the cab.
"The two directed Narayan to Prakash Marg on MG Road. As soon as they reached the area, the duo beat him up before abandoning him at a lonely place on MG Road. He approached the police immediately and the location of the accused was traced with the help of the GPRS system installed in the said cab," DCP Sharma said.
Police said the accused duo gave the police team a good chase for a few hours till they finally broke the GPRS system at DLF phase I in Gurgaon.
However, by that time, several patrolling parties on motorcycles had been deployed which kept updating their colleagues about the stolen vehicle's position. When the accused duo realised that there was nowhere to go, they abandoned the car and fled.
"We had enough information about the duo till then. We supplemented it with local enquiries to determine Varan's whereabouts and the accused duo were apprehended soon after," Sharma added.
According to sources, Varan, a resident of DLF Phase I and the juvenile, a resident of Sainik Farms, are addicted to hashish-alcohol cocktails. Their involvement in other criminal activities is being investigated.