Crime in the Millennium City scored another victim with the abduction of a 25-year old man from near his Sector 46 house on Monday.
The drunk and armed men — not identified yet — took Prem Raj, the victim, hostage in his Hyundai i10 car at gunpoint.
To make him part with the personal identification number (PIN) of his bank cards, Raj was stabbed and hit with revolver butts about a dozen times in the moving car for about four hours.
He was later dumped at a secluded place 15 kilometres from his home and his car set ablaze.
Raj, who runs a tour and travel firm in Sushant Lok, said the goons “pierced daggers in his arm like screw drivers” to extract the PIN numbers and made him undress before dumping him in the countryside at 12.50 am.
The police have registered a case against unknown youths and have initiated investigation into the case.
Stabbed all over the body, Raj said the gory incident occurred around 8.30 p.m. on Monday when he had stopped his car near Amity International School in Sector 46 to attend a call on his mobile phone. He was on his way home from office.
“I noticed a white car, either a Maruti Alto or Zen, reversing after zooming past me. Three young men in the age group of 25-30 got out of the car that disappeared from the scene after it,” he said.
“They pointed a gun at me and dragged me out before dumping me in the backseat of my car. One of them took control of the steering while two of them sat with me.”
While narrating his over four-hour ordeal, Raj said the goons snatched three ATM cards (SBI, Kotak and Syndicate Bank) and asked for their PIN numbers.
“I repeatedly told them that all of them were current accounts and I had never used the PIN to withdraw money from the ATM, but they did not believe me.”
The goons allegedly went through the messages in his phone and found that he had a balance of Rs 18 lakh.
“They started stabbing me with daggers and also threatened to shoot me down if I did not disclose the PIN numbers.”
Raj said the goons took him to five ATM locations in busy market places and made botched attempts to withdraw money.
“They stabbed me about 12 times. They also pierced a dagger in my arms and twisted it inside just like a screw driver to extract the number. They were drinking too. They were joined by another man somewhere on the way,” he said.
It was only after they were convinced that Raj did not have the PIN numbers and also allegedly received a phone call from another accomplice who told them another prey was under their control, they decided to dump him around 12.30 am.
Vipin Kumar, Raj’s partner who went to his rescue, said the brand new Hyundai car that was spotted a kilometre from where Raj was dumped was totally burnt.