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Monday, Aug 26, 2019

Mumbai man fights off 6 robbers on Eastern Express Highway as bystanders watch in silence

Mumbai city news: While several bystanders witnessed the incident, not a single person stepped forward to help him.

mumbai Updated: Jun 28, 2017 00:50 IST
Pratik Salunke
Pratik Salunke
Hindustan Times
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 A manager at a company that runs a famous fast food chain recently fought six robbers at the Eastern Express Highway who tried to steal his gold chain. While several bystanders witnessed the incident, not a single person stepped forward to help him.

The 30-year-old man was waiting at the Bhandup pumping station last Wednesday at 11.45pm waiting for a colleague to pick him up. A man asked him if he was interested in sharing a taxi, but he refused saying that he was waiting for someone. The man then started to argue with him and pulled out a knife.

Soon, another man came towards him and began hurling abuses at him. “I pushed one of them away, who fell. The other one then pulled out a knife and held it to my neck,” said the manager.

Within no time, four other men came on two motorcycles. One of them stepped down from the motorcycle and snatched his chain worth Rs1.80 lakh. “Two riders were seated on the motorcycles while I was fighting back the others,” said the complainant. “I ran a few metres away from them and raised an alarm. There were around 10 persons waiting at a tea stall. All of them merely watched, and nobody came to my rescue,” he added.

He was heading to the Mumbai airport from where he was to fly to Goa for a vacation.

He cancelled his vacation and lodged a complaint with Vikhroli police, who are investigating the case.

The police have got suspects’ sketches made based on the description the complainant gave. “We are checking the involvement of history-sheeters in this,” said a police officer from Vikhroli police station.

A case has been registered under the Indian Penal Code section 392 (robbery) and 34 (common intention).

First Published: Jun 27, 2017 13:51 IST

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