Ramanagara: A couple who were waiting for help after their car broke down on the Bengaluru – Mysuru New Expressway was robbed at knifepoint by two robbers on a scooter.
The couple had come to Bengaluru to drop off one of their friends at Nayandahalli. On the way back to Mysuru the car broke down due to a technical problem. After parking the car on the roadside, the rider telephoned the NHAI helpline, but got no help from them.
After the robbery, the victim called the police control room. The complainants are very upset about lack of safety measures by NHAI due to lack of proper street lights, and patrolling.
The incident took place near Channapattana of the District. The accused robbed the victim of gold jewellery and more than Rs. 2.5 Lakh in cash at knifepoint. Medical representative Lohit Rao and his wife Naveena were robbed at knifepoint around 1.50 am in newly inaugurated Expressway between Devarahosahalli and Thittamaranahalli.
“After coming from the service road, the accused approached the car and started hitting the windshield. As one of them was wearing khaki pants, we mistook them for the police and got out of the car. While the two women were sitting in the car, one of the accused sat inside and held him with a knife. We had no choice and had to give away all our valuables, as we were afraid that the two accused would harm the women in the car,” Rao said.
After robbing us, the duo walked down the main road and disappeared into the darkness.
Lohit Rao said that the main point is that there are no street lights on this road. The three suspects were taken into custody by the police and produced before the victim but the victim did not identify the accused. The accused look like professionals.
A case of robbery under Section 392 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at Channapattana Rural Police Station. The investigation is on.