Man robbed by cabbie on a ride gone awry

Man robbed by cabbie on a ride gone awry

A cab driver robbed his passenger, a private firm employee, of cash, while dropping him at Kempegowda International Airport in the wee hours of Sunday.

The incident occurred around 5 am when Arpith Gandhi, a resident of Hebbal, was travelling in the cab to catch a flight to Nagpur to meet his parents.

Gandhi had booked the cab to the KIA. When Gandhi asked the reason for diverting the cab from the main road, the driver claimed that he was going to a nearby petrol bunk to fill the tank, said the police.

 The police added that Gandhi was upset that the driver did not fill up the tank before starting the ride and wanted to get down and book another cab to reach the airport on time. The driver obliged and demanded Rs 1000 as the fare. As Gandhi opened his wallet to make the payment, the driver snatched his wallet and took away Rs 22,500. He threw the wallet at Gandhi’s face and fled the scene.

The victim then withdrew money from a nearby ATM using his card, hired another cab and reached the airport, said the police.

On his way, Gandhi called up Namma 100 police control room and informed them about the incident. He has, however, decided to lodge a complaint after returning from Nagpur.

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