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Gurgaon: 25-year-old woman robbed at gunpoint on Iffco Chowk flyover

The bag that the snatchers took contained the victim’s mobile phone, two debit cards, one credit card, her Aadhar card and ₹2,500 in cash

gurgaon Updated: Jul 19, 2017 09:54 IST
Yashaswani Sehrawat
Yashaswani Sehrawat
Hindustan Times
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The Iffco Chowk flyover on which the incident took place.(Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)

A 25-year-old woman, working in a private telecom company, was robbed at gunpoint on the Iffco Chowk flyover by two bike-borne men while she was on her way home in an auto-rickshaw on Monday night.

The woman, who resides in Sector 30, was riding home from work at Cyber City at around 8.40 pm when the incident took place, the police said.

The police said that the auto-rickshaw had just hit the Iffco Chowk flyover when two men on a bike forced it to stop. One of the men took out a pistol while the other snatched the woman’s bag before fleeing the scene, the complaint filed by the woman stated.

The bag contained her Lenovo mobile phone, two debit cards, one credit card, her Aadhar card and ₹2,500 in cash, the FIR said.

The complaint also mentions that while one of the accused was wearing a helmet, she could not identify the other one.

The woman and the auto driver stood helplessly on the flyover when a Delhi Police constable, who happened to be passing by at the time, approached them, Sudip Singh, station house officer (SHO), DLF Phase 2, said.

He said the officer asked the woman to calm down and rang up Gurgaon police.

“Her husband, who is from Jharkhand, was in Ramgarh on some work on Monday. The woman called up her husband and filed a written complaint at the DLF Phase 2 police station,” Singh said.

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He also said the woman was then dropped off at her residence in a PCR van along with a police escort.

The SHO said the police also questioned the auto driver, who said he would be able to identify the culprits. However, neither the victim nor the auto driver could recall the registration number of the bike on which the culprits came.

The FIR was filed under sections 379 B (snatching and use of force) and the Arms Act.

First Published: Jul 18, 2017 22:52 IST