Carjacker held for kidnap, robbery

Addicted to smack, he demanded ransom

The carjacker, who brandished a gun and drove off with a car with two children and their grandmother on Saturday night, has been arrested.

Despite the entire district police going after him, the kidnapper, now identified as Gulshan Sain, 25, of Aman Vihar in outer Delhi managed to flee. He was nabbed on Sunday night at a police picket near his home, said Joint Commissioner of Police (north) Tejinder Luthra.

Police said they got a call at 10:40 pm on Saturday, informing them of a carjacking and kidnapping bid from the main gate of Bhagwati Hospital at Rohini sector 13 in outer Delhi.
A police team reached the spot, where sector 13 resident Pooja told police that she, her husband, mother-in-law and two daughters aged seven and two, had driven to Bhagwati Hospital in their Santro car to buy medicines.

Around 10:15 pm, Pooja’s husband had stepped out of the car to buy medicines, and she was sitting with her mother-in-law and two daughters in the car. Suddenly, a man barged into the car, parked himself on the driver’s seat and pointed a gun at Pooja. She managed to get out of the car, but the man drove off with the rest of the occupants inside.

Sain left her mother-in-law Shakuntla and younger daughter at Sai Baba Chowk in Rohini. After some time, an extortion call of Rs 20 lakh was received by Pooja’s husband Sunil Kumar. Meanwhile, the elder daughter of the complainant was traced at Rithala Metro station.

Police found that the car was seen at Aman Vihar around 2:30 am on Sunday. Constables Ajay and Haider, while trying to stop the car, hit the windows with their batons and also fired in self-defence, bursting two tyres. The carjacker tried to run them over and escaped.

After some time, the car was found abandoned on lane number seven in Indra Enclave. Police said the kidnapper called Sunil from a cellphone of a passerby in Rohin sector 24.
The beat constables on Sunday recognised the accused travelling in Aman Vihar and nabbed him. They also found a country-made pistol with him.

Sain told police that he was a smack addict. On Saturday night, he was in need of money to buy smack, and decided to rob someone. So he committed the crime and gave a ransom call, but was unable to execute the plan as the police were chasing him. Then he decided to drop off the kidnapped persons in different areas.

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