After dropping his wife and son at his in-laws house in Gurgaon around 4.30 am on Monday,35-year-old Virendra Yadav was on his way to his house in Ghuman Hera in Southwest Delhi,when five armed assailants flagged his car down,forced their way inside,snatched his mobile phones and Rs 20,000 cash,and drove off in his car after leaving him in an field near Ladpur bypass,Haryana.
Police on Thursday said the incident was a freak one,but they suspect the involvement of an organised gang of car jackers.
I was traveling on the Shikarpur road when a white i10 car overtook and blocked the way of my Santro. A man,who seemed to be in his 20s,approached me and said I was driving a stolen car and that police had been looking for it, Yadav alleged in his police complaint.
The man,according to the complaint,put his hand inside the car through the partially open window and pulled out the keys. As the key fell down,the central locking was deactivated,unlocking all four doors of the car. Three of the accused got inside the car one on the passenger seat and two on the rear and pushed Yadav to the back of the car, said a police officer.
They drove the Santro towards Ladpur bypass,as the other two assailants followed in the i10,police said. Yadav alleged that he was also beaten up while inside the car.
As the two cars crossed the area where Yadav lives,they were spotted by his father R K Yadav (73),a retired government servant. I usually go for a walk between 4.30 and 5 pm everyday. I was out for a stroll when I saw a Santro and another white car whiz past me. I noticed the number plate and the possibility of the car being that of my sons struck me. I panicked and called the police, the father said.
Yadav,meanwhile,walked to Badli from Ladpur bypass and borrowed a phone from a passerby to contact his family.
A case has been registered,police said.