New Delhi: A 55-year-old senior consultant of a multinational company was thrashed and robbed of cash and other belongings by a group of men who allegedly abducted him from south Delhi's Andrews Ganj area on the pretext of offering a lift in their car today.
The incident took place at around 7 am when Sumit Chakraborty was waiting at the Andrews Ganj bus stand to go to his office in Noida, police said.
Two men approached him wanting to know the for direction to Anand Vihar ISBT and while Chakraborty was speaking them another man in a car came and asked for way to Noida, they said.
Within seconds, the first two agreed to sit inside the other man's car and persuaded Chakraborty to join them as they knew by then that he was going to Noida, police said.
During the journey, one of the passengers faked nausea and another, who claimed to be a BSF personnel, pulled out a wireless set and started telling the person on the other side that some drunk men were with him in a car and he was going to bring them all to the nearest police station.
When Chakraborty insisted on shifting to the middle seat to give way to the passenger who complained of vomiting, the other men started charging him with being drunk too.
He denied and said he was ready to go to police station.
Chakraborty was suddenly hit by a blunt object on his face and the three pounced on him, police said.
They then blindfolded him and took him to an ATM kiosk on the highway leading to Agra and made him withdraw Rs 40,000 which they immediately snatched, police said.
The group then allegedly robbed Chakraborty of his gold ring, watch, and mobile phone before dropping him on a secluded stretch in south Delhi.
The victim managed to reach a private hospital nearby from where he called up police.
The Police Control Room first informed Saket Police Station of the matter but they forwarded the case to the police station at Defense Colony as the place from where he was picked up falls under their jurisdiction.
"A case has been registered in connection with the matter. Efforts are on to identify the accused at the earliest," Additional DCP (South) Nupur Prasad said.