Sushil Kumar Srivastava lived to tell his story. The 35-year-old senior manager of a private insurance company was abducted, robbed, his throat slit and left for dead in Ghaziabad late on Wednesday night.
The incident took place on Wednesday, when Srivastava, a resident of River Heights society in Raj Nagar Extension, was called by one Shobhit Sharma, who said he wanted to become an insurance agent.
When Srivastava reached Sharma’s rented Patel Nagar accommodation, Sharma and his henchmen Munna Kumar and Rahul Prakash pounced on him.
"When I went to their residence, two other men came and told me to hand over my mobile, cash and gold items," a critically injured Srivastava told Hindustan Times.
The trio took Srivastava in his Maruti Alto along the banks of the Hindon river and made him call his relatives and demanded Rs 2 lakh ransom.
After the calls were made, the trio slit Srivastava’s throat with a knife belonging to Kumar, a hotel management graduate.
"I jumped into the river and hid behind some bushes across the river bank and lay there for around two hours while the trio was searching for me. Later, thinking I was dead, they fled with my car and belongings," Srivastava said.
Critically injured, Srivastava somehow managed to reach the nearby road and called the police who immediately rushed him to a hospital.
"Raids were conducted in Patel Nagar area and we managed to nab the three culprits. Srivastava is presently out of danger and received around 12 stitches on his throat," senior superintendent of police (SSP) Raghubir Lal said.
The trio was booked under sections 364, 394, 384 and 307 of IPC and produced before a Ghaziabad court.