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Software engineer robbed of valuables and cash in Noida

Software engineer robbed of valuables and cash in Noida

Ghaziabad: A 34-year-old Noida-based software engineer was allegedly robbed of valuables and cash worth Rs 1 lakhs 65 thousand after three assailants kept him hostage in a car for nearly three hours at Meerut-Ghaziabad road.

According to police, the incident took place on Wednesday night around 8:30 pm when the victim, identified as Ankur Verma, a software engineer at a private company in sector 62 of Noida, was looking for a cab to reach him house in Meerut.

"While waiting for a cab at Meerut road around 8:30 pm, a cab approached me with two persons sitting inside. The driver told me that he will charge Rs 400 and will drop me at the destination. I sat inside the car and within 200 meters another man who posed himself as passenger also sat inside the cab," said Verma.

"Within a couple of minutes on the journey, one of the passengers who was sitting adjacent to me pointed gun on my head and asked me to handover what all I have. I gave them my phone, gold chain and other valuables worth Rs 1 lakhs and Rs 5 thousand cash. They further asked me to call my family and get Rs 1 lakh in my account. When I denied they asked me my ATM pin code and withdrew Rs 60 thousand from an ATM," he added.

"The assailants also thrashed me during the journey and kept me hostage for nearly three hours before throwing me off from the running car in Indirapuram area" victim further said.

Shlok Kumar, Superintendent of Police(city), Ghaziabad said that an FIR has been registered against unknown persons under the section 392 (punishment for robbery) of IPC. "Police are looking for the accused and checking the CCTV footage to identify them," he added.

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