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5 held hostage, car stolen

A gang of carjackers allegedly stole a Maruti Swift Dzire from a Gurgaon-based family at gunpoint near the Panchgaon Chowk in the wee hours of Monday.

india Updated: Sep 04, 2012 00:59 IST
HT Correspondent

A gang of carjackers allegedly stole a Maruti Swift Dzire from a Gurgaon-based family at gunpoint near the Panchgaon Chowk in the wee hours of Monday.

The carjackers forced the vehicle's occupants, including two men and three children, to step down from the car at a secluded spot and sped away in the car.

The victims were targeted when they were returning from Malikpur after a pilgrimage trip.

A resident of Nathupur village, Jai Bhagwan along with his family and a friend, had left for Malikpur on Sunday evening.

The car was being driven by Jai, while the children were asleep on the car's rear seat.

Police officials said around 2am, six persons in a Mahindra Scorpio overtook the car, forcing Jai to halt. The robbers then took the occupants hostage at gunpoint.

Two carjackers then sped with the car towards NH-8 (Delhi side), while the Mahindra Scorpio followed them.