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Two youths rob woman of Mercedes in Chandigarh

punjab Updated: Sep 02, 2016 12:53 IST
HT Correspondent

Crime branch officials at the spot from where the car was snatched in Sector 15 on Thursday. (Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)

Two men carjacked the Mercedes C-class of industrialist Sukhdev Singh Chadha (40) from near a Verka milk booth in Sector 15 around 8.30pm on Thursday.

The industrialist’s wife, Parampreet Kaur Chadha (36), was in the car, which had its engine running when a miscreant in a red T-shirt knocked at the driver’s-side door.

As Parampreet Kaur rolled down the glass, the man told her the car needed to be moved, as it was blocking traffic. The miscreant unlocked the car by putting his hand in through the window and took the driver’s seat. Within no time, another youth came over to take the backseat and tried to push her out after covering her mouth.

‘‘The miscreant in the rear seat tried to gag me. I managed to open the car’s door and was dragged hanging on to it for about 200 metres. I received injuries on my head and legs and, finally, I fell off the car. The youth were Punjabi-speaking,’’ the victim woman, who was taken to Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, has told the police in her statement.

Deputy superintendent of police (central) Ram Gopal and Sector 11 station house officer (SHO) Narinder Patial reached the spot. A crime-branch team led by Gurmukh Singh also reached the scene of crime.

The mobile phone of Sukhdev Singh, which he had left in car, was later recovered from Sector 24. “We are verifying the sequence of events as narrated by Parampreet Kaur,” said DSP (central) Ram Gopal.

A case of robbery was registered on the basis of the woman’s complaint. “We are tracing the carjackers,” said the DSP.