Gang robs Infy engineer after offering Chennai lift

Gang robs Infy engineer after offering Chennai lift

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A software engineer with Infosys was abducted, assaulted and robbed by a gang of four who offered him a drop to Chennai in the early hours of Saturday on Hosur Main Road.

The victim, Anurag Sharma, working at the Infosys Chennai campus, had come to the city on personal work on January 26. Sharma had booked a bus ticket for his departure on January 31 but missed it as he arrived late to the bus terminal.

He waited at Hosur Main Road searching for other transport options to reach Chennai. Around 1 am on February 1, a van with four members inside stopped for him.

The driver of the van offered him a drop to Chennai as they were also headed to the city. Unaware of their real intentions, Sharma got inside the vehicle. After getting in, he noticed three more people seated in the van.

As the van moved on, the man seated next to the driver turned behind and pushed himself up at Sharma's face. The one seated next to him crashed a blunt weapon on his knee. Sharma tried to resist but realised that the men had overpowered him.

They tied Sharma's hands and legs, pushed him under the seat and searched his pockets. The gang fished out his wallet with Rs 2,000 cash and his debit card. Threatening him at knifepoint, they asked Sharma for the PIN number and withdrew Rs 45,000 from different ATMs.

Ensuring that he had no more money, the gang sped away after dumping Sharma at Chandapura at 8.30 am. Sharma got to hospital with the help of passersby and later filed a police complaint.

The Parappana Agrahara police have filed an FIR and said they already have information on two of the accused persons. The police are also verifying the CCTV footage and are collecting information on the vehicle used for the robbery.