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Three Delhi University students taken hostage, their new Sedan stolen at gunpoint

According to the police, the incident took place on Saturday around 10pm, when one of the victims, who had purchased a new Honda City car, took his two friends for a joyride in the city.

gurgaon Updated: Apr 23, 2019 05:14 IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram
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Police said the victims, aged 19-20, were close to Sector 69 when three suspects, all of whom were carrying guns, walked in front of their car.(HT Photo)

Three first-year Delhi University (DU) students were allegedly taken hostage and robbed at gunpoint by three robbers, who drove the victims around the city for over two hours, before driving away in their car on Saturday night in Sector 69. The police said the robbers allegedly threatened the college students that they would come after them at their local addresses and college if they reported the incident.

According to the police, the incident took place on Saturday around 10pm, when one of the victims, who had purchased a new Honda City car, took his two friends for a joyride in the city.

Police said the victims, aged 19-20, were close to Sector 69 when three suspects, all of whom were carrying guns, walked in front of their car.

“The suspects got into the car with the victims and drove them around for at least two hours. During the journey, the robbers took the victims to an ATM but were unable to withdraw the cash, due to technical faults and insufficient balance in their bank accounts,” Himanshu Garg, DCP, south, said.

The police said the victims told them that they were dropped off at a spot in Budhera near Dhankot, a distance of at least 20 kilometres, from where they were held hostage around midnight. The robbers took some cash from them and fled with the new Honda City car. The incident was reported to the police around 1.30am and the case was registered on Sunday morning.

A police officer privy to the investigation, requesting anonymity, said, “They were threatened that they would be followed and stalked if they went to the police. The victims are extremely scared and do not remember the several locations they were taken to. The robbers did not take away their mobile phones.”

Shukarpal,SHO, Sector 65 police station, said, “The robbers took ₹2,000 in cash from the victims before taking off with the car.” A case was registered against the suspects under sections 341, 379-A, 34 of the IPC and sections 25/54/59 of The Arms Act at the Sector 65 police station on Sunday, the police said.

First Published: Apr 23, 2019 05:14 IST