Pune-based businessman Prasad Gurav, 35, had never imagined that his good deed would cost him dear. Gurav gave an unknown person a lift on his bike at Govandi and ended up looted and being beaten by the youngster and his accomplices. The incident happened near the telecom factory bus stop in Govandi on November 28.
Gurav, who was on a business trip to the city, was passing Govandi on his bike when the unknown person signaled to him, asking for a lift. The accused told Gurav that he was delayed because of some work and had missed his home drop to Navi Mumbai, said police.
Gurav gave the youngster a lift, but as they approached the Navi Mumbai toll naka, the accused pulled out a chopper and placed it on Gurav’s neck. “He refused to pull back the chopper and called someone from his mobile phone,” said Gurav in his complaint to the police. “A few minutes later, a black Opel Corsa car arrived and two persons forced me to sit in it. They beat me up and after snatching my valuables — cash, debit and credit cards — worth Rs35,000, dumped me on Palm Beach Road.”
Gurav approached the NRI Sagar police in Belapur and registered a complaint. The case was transferred to the Trombay police on December 2 as the crime happened in their jurisdiction. Senior inspector Sanjay Khaire of Trombay police station said, “As per the description given by Gurav, the accused are in the age group of 20-25.