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Carjackers In Delhi Steal Car To Attend Wedding

PTI 09 Dec 2010, 14:37:07 IST
New Delhi, Dec 9 : Three youths abducted this software engineer and snatched his Santro car as they wanted to make a good impression at a wedding. The vehicle was later found abandoned, reports MidDay

Last week, software engineer Sunil K was driving his Santro in south Delhi when three men on a bike intercepted him. The youths then started arguing with Sunil, claiming he had hit their bike. Fisticuffs ensued. The youths then pretended to call the police. "Suddenly, two of them barged into Sunil's car, took him for a ride, before stealing his car," said a police source.

During the little trip, the youth told Sunil that they were taking his car only because they had to attend a marriage function. They pleaded with him not to inform the police, promising to return the vehicle. The youths then pushed Sunil out of the car near Fortis Hospital in Vasant Kunj. Sure enough, the Santro was found abandoned two days later. It is now in police custody and the victim will get it back soon.

"Sorry brother, we are robbing your car. But don't worry you will get it back once we attend the wedding. Please don't report the matter to the police," said the trio. The police source said that two of the perpetrators drove away the car, while the third one fled on the bike.

"The youths explained to the victim that they were shy of attending the ceremony on a bike. They said that they only needed the car to make a good impression," said the police source.

Sunil, who did not want to speak with this reporter, said that despite what the miscreants told him, he reported the matter to the cops. A police official said that they have lodged an FIR under section 327/379/34 of IPC. According to the police the trio had abandoned the car in Dwarka area. Sunil said that police found it abandoned and took it into their possession. They then informed the Vasant Kunj police.

Sunil is a resident of Fatehpur Beri in south Delhi and works as a software engineer with a well known private firm in the area. He told the police that he was heading home via Munirka when the incident occurred.