The police are looking for a senior citizen who allegedly sedated, kidnapped and robbed a Chinese student of valuables worth more than Rs 2 lakh. The student, Ven Go Vu, was found at a bus stop near Worli sea face on Sunday.
The MRA Marg police said Vu is from Wuhan in China and was touring India. He arrived in Kolkata last month and reached Mumbai on April 4. He was staying at a Colaba hotel.
Vu told the police he went to the Gateway of India and Victoria Terminus on Sunday afternoon. “He was clicking pictures at CST when a 63-year-old man asked Vu to take his photograph. Vu took the photo on the man’s mobile phone and left,” said an officer from the MRA Marg police station.
The officer said the senior citizen followed Vu and befriended him. They went to a hotel in the Crawford market area for dinner. “Vu said that outside the hotel, the accused made him smell something that made him feel dizzy,” the officer said.
The man took Vu to Churchgate, Mumbai Central and Haji Ali in a taxi, telling him he was showing him around. From Haji Ali, Vu was taken to Worli sea face, where he lost consciousness. Vu he said he woke up at a bus stop and found his brown bag, which had a camera, iPhone and Indian currency, totally worth Rs2.17lakh, missing.
A local resident Sarosh Homi Behrampatanpin helped Vu get to Worli police station.
“The Worli police registered a zero FIR and forwarded it to us. We have registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code for poisoning, kidnapping and cheating,” said Ashok Jagdale, senior inspector, MRA Marg police station.