Gurgaon: Carjacking at gunpoint near Fortis hospital
Last night, four unidentified assailants snatched a Hyundai Creta from its driver at gunpoint near Fortis hospital in Sector 44. They tied his hands and feet and later dumped him at a secluded spot in Sohna Valley, around 30 km from Gurgaon.
A case has been registered at Sushant Lok police station.
The driver, identified as Vinod Kumar, is a resident of Kalkaji in Delhi. He was employed by a family in DLF Phase II.
Yesterday evening, he drove his employer and his wife to Taj Vivanta hotel in Sector 44 for dinner. After dropping them off, he went to the DLF Galleria market to have food. He returned at around 9.30 pm. After returning, he parked his car near Gate No. 4 of Fortis hospital and went to relieve himself. When he returned, he found the car door open. Suddenly, four unidentified men pounced on him and took him over at gunpoint.
“Two men on the rear seat pulled out guns and asked me to keep quiet, while the two in front drove towards Sohna Road. They also threatened to kill me if I screamed for help. They took me to Sohna Pahari, where they tied my hands and feet and dumped me,” the driver said.
He managed to unfasten himself and return to Gurgaon around 8 am. He then reported the incident to the police.
A case has been registered under Section 379 B of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act. The victim’s mobile phone is still lying in the car and police have put it on surveillance and expect the criminals to be traced soon. “The probe is already under way and the accused will be nabbed soon,” Ravinder Kumar, Gurgaon police PRO said.
In another incident of loot, a Tata 407 mini truck, laden with goods shipped by e-tailer Amazon, was robbed by four men in a Tata Indigo at gunpoint. The accused held the driver Kirpal Singh, a resident of Palahwas in Rewari, at gunpoint near the old Bilaspur toll on the Delhi Jaipur national highway in the wee hours of Thursday.