A young scientist on way to his hometown in Uttarakhand was allegedly drugged and robbed of his belongings and documents in the capital.
Vikas Arya(24) boarded an auto-rickshaw from outside Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station on Tuesday evening along with a passenger. He was found unconscious by a sanitation worker near Raj Ghat yesterday, police sources said today. His laptop, gold chain, cash and a bag containing some documents and contact details of scientists were missing.
On coming out of the railway station, Vikas was making enquires how to reach Kashmere Gate as he had to board a bus to Roorkee. Then a stranger came to him offering to share an auto-rickshaw. The stranger told Vikas he was going to Roorkee and the scientist got into an auto-rickshaw with him.
After travelling some distance, the stranger got down to get a change for Rs 500. He also bought two sealed bottles of aerated drink and offered to Vikas and the driver. Vikas fell unconscious after he had the drink. Yesterday morning, a safai karamchari discovered Vikas lying near Raj Ghat.
Vikas, president of student chapter of Astronautical Society of India, has been admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital.