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Italian woman escapes after being ‘abducted’ from Delhi’s IGI airport

The 36-year-old woman had arrived in Delhi on June 20. The accused robbed her and took her in a car to Chandigarh. The woman later escaped and informed the Italian embassy.

india Updated: Jun 28, 2017 20:40 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
The Italian woman was abducted after she arrived at Delhi’s IGI airport.
The Italian woman was abducted after she arrived at Delhi’s IGI airport.(HT File Photo/ Representational)

A 36-year-old Italian woman was allegedly abducted from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, robbed of 500 euros, and taken to Chandigarh by two men, police said on Wednesday. The woman, however, managed to escape after reaching Chandigarh and informed the Italian embassy.

The two accused were subsequently arrested, police said.

The woman arrived in Delhi on June 20 and booked a prepaid taxi to her hotel in Paharganj.

However, the driver took her to a fake government office in Gole Market. She was told that since elections were underway in the national capital, all roads leading towards Paharganj were blocked.

Her suspicions aroused, she asked the accused for their Wi-Fi password which they gave her. She then posted a message on her Facebook wall.

Sensing that she had developed suspicions about them, the accused robbed her of 500 euros and forced her into a car. They took her to Chandigarh after threatening her with dire consequences if she raised an alarm.

After reaching Chandigarh, the woman managed to escape from their clutches and informed the Italian embassy who then informed the Delhi Police and a case was registered.

On the basis of technical surveillance, the accused Nikki and Prithvi Raj were arrested, police said.

First Published: Jun 28, 2017 20:17 IST

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