A 40-year-old man sustained four fractures in the chest after he was thrashed and robbed by three men on NH-24 near Indirapuram late Friday night.
The victim, Shailendra Kaushik, was returning from Delhi and was walking along the highway after an autorickshaw dropped him near the border.
Kaushik’s family members said he suffered four fractures in the chest and other injuries after being severely beaten up by the robbers who escaped with his gold chain, two rings, ₹3,000 in cash and an iPhone.
“He was walking when suddenly three men grabbed him and dragged him into the bushes near the highway. They seemed to have been hiding in the bushes waiting for an unsuspecting passerby. They severely beat up my brother and also tried to strangle him. One of the men said they should kill him while another said no. Maybe, it was all part of a plan to frighten the victim,” said Dinesh Singh, Kaushik’s brother.
“The men were armed with knives and thrashed Shailendra badly. They escaped with the valuables, phone and cash. He somehow made it home and we immediately lodged a police complaint in Indirapuram,” Singh said.
The family said that the incident took place on the highway where the police claim to have numerous patrol vans and highway patrol teams. Kaushik is a resident of Shakti Khand 4 in Indirapuram and runs his own production house.
Police officers at the Indirapuram police station said they have lodged an FIR in the incident.
“An FIR under IPC section of robbery has been registered and our teams are trying to trace the robbers. We are also scanning CCTV footage from the area to get a clue about the men. Our teams are investigating the matter,” said PK Tripathi, station house officer, Indirapuram.