A Delhi University student of a North Campus college was abducted and robbed outside Kashmere Gate Metro station, the first incident of its kind since the Commonwealth Games.
For Avanish Kumar (19), a student of Hansraj College, it was the scariest 45-minutes of his life. The incident happened in the early hours of Tuesday when Kumar came back from a trip to Haridwar.
"I was walking towards the Kashmere Gate Metro station when outside a food outlet a white Wagon R car came and stopped. They asked me the way to Pitampura but I could not hear them properly and went a little close to their car. They again asked me the directions and then suddenly one man pushed me into the backseat of the car," Kumar said.
The three assailants in the car then started beating him and one of them smothered him to stop making any noise. One of them put a cloth over his face as well.
The police said that one assailant took out the cash and mobile phone from his pocket and also got hold of his ATM cards. The other assailant held his legs and hit him with a knuckleduster. Kumar suffered injuries on his face in the process and started bleeding.
"They wanted me to tell them the PIN number of the ATM card and kept on beating me. I told them and they first went to a bank to check if I was telling the truth and took out cash. They went to two or three ATMs."
The police said that after driving him around for around 45-minutes they dumped him in Pitampura. As Kumar was bleeding profusely, he came back home and then called the police.
The police have registered a case in the matter.
"We got leads in the case and also got sketch of one of the assailants. Two mobile phones and a sum of R12, 000 were taken from the victim," said a senior police officer on the condition of anonymity, as he is not authorised to speak to the media.