A senior professional working in a private firm was offered sedatives hidden in cream biscuits and was then looted by a co-passenger while travelling in a state transport bus from Swargate in Pune to Mumbai Central. The victim, identified as Ajit Bagal, resident of Kurla in Mumbai, lodged an offence in this case against the unidentified co-passenger, at the Swargate police station on Sunday.
Police said that Bagal works with a private firm in Bhiwandi. He had come to Pune for some work. On November 30, he boarded a state transport bus at Swargate for going back to Mumbai at around 3 pm.
Police said that while travelling in the Swargate-Mumbai Central bus, a co-passenger offered cream biscuits to Bagal.
After eating these biscuits, Bagal lost his consciousness. The co-passenger is suspected to have stolen his gold ornaments worth Rs 1.10 lakh.
When the bus reached its last point in Mumbai, the conductor saw Bagal lying unconscious on his seat. The conductor then found the contact number of his family members from his cell phone. On receiving information, Bagal’s family rushed to the spot and admitted him to a hospital.
Police said that Bagal regained consciousness after three days and then decided to lodge a first information report against the co-passenger who is suspected to have given him sedatives through the biscuits.
Police said that the suspect was speaking in Hindi with Bagal. Police teams are checking the CCTV footage at Swargate and other locations to identify the suspect.