Infosys employee’s SUV found outside school in Zirakpur locality

The car was parked abandoned in the ‘outer’ parking of Diksant International School.

punjab Updated: Jun 09, 2017 09:45 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Panchkula
The forensic team of the Panchkula police taking fingerprints from car in Zirakpur’s Ajit Enclave area on Thursday.(Sant Arora/HT)

The Renault Duster of Infosys engineer, Manish Kumar that an unidentified man had driven from Panchkula’s busy Sector 20 market on Tuesday with a five-year-old boy in the back seat was recovered from Zirakpur’s Ajit enclave area on Thursday night at 9.30 pm.

The car was parked abandoned in the ‘outer’ parking of Diksant International School. The forensic team of the Panchkula police was busy gathering the fingerprints of the car at the time of filing the report.

It was Tuesday night at 10.24 pm that the alleged carjacker got into the driver’s seat pointing pistol at the woman, Jyoti inside while her husband, Manish, was buying ice cream and fruits. The couple’s five-year-old son was in the back seat.

As soon as the carjacker drove off the car, the woman jumped out and took along the five-year-old, only to drop the kid outside Dominos outlet at VIP road in Zirakpur half an hour later.

Stealing car might not be the motive: Police

While police was yet to nab the accused, police officials told HT that the recovery of the car was enough to suggest that the motive of the accused was not to take away the vehicle, rather than it was to abduct the woman who luckily slipped away from the vehicle.

Sources said that soon after the crime, the accused had abandoned the car and sped away.

“There are chances that the accused might from Zirakpur or Panchkula area only, said a official

Police was trying to trace the accused through mobile dump of the area.

Deputy Commissioner of police Ashok Kumar however said that the probe was still on. The things could come out once the accused will be arrested

Area residents in fix

The residents of the Ajit enclave were dumb struck as they woke up to police sirens on Thursday late night.

Besides DCP, other top officials of Panchkula police visited the spot including sector 20 SHO Anshu Garg, Assistant sub inspector Sukhinder Pal Singh besides in-charge of Zirakpur’s Dakoli police station Balwinder Singh.

An area resident Ajit Garg said that after this incident, they were thinking of installing CCTVs since no area is safe now.

How the car was found?

While police claimed that it was a joint effort of victim’s family and Panchkula police, sources said that it was Manish, who is a software engineer, who alerted about the vehicle’s location to the police. He got to know about this after he tracked the mobile that was left inside the car at the time of incident. He also put his car on google search location.

First Published: Jun 09, 2017 09:45 IST