On Saturday night, as driver Ravi Shankar Dubey waited for his employer at Delhi’s South-Extension Market he was attacked by a group of 4 men. The men abducted the driver, drove around the city for 4 hours, all the time beating him mercilessly inside the car.
Surprisingly, not one of the police check posts managed to intervene the Q7. Finally the horror ended for the driver, as the robbers dumped him at Peeragarhi underpass and drove-off in his employer’s Audi Q7 SUV.
The Audi Q7 belonged to Venkatesh, a senior advocate in the Supreme Court. The driver was waiting for his employer in the busy South Extension market at 11.30pm when two youths approached him on a motorcycle. They inquired about a particular location and while the driver rolled down his window to answer, one of them pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot him.
The two were soon joined by a third person who sat in the Audi Q7 while pushing the driver at the rear. The assailants thrashed the driver, took his mobile and wallet and dumped him at the Piragadi underbass after which they drove off in the vehicle.
Finding his driver and car missing, Venkatesh lodged a complaint with Kotla Mubarakpur Police Station. Dubey, with the help of a passerby informed his employer about the attack while he has been admitted in a hospital in Northwest Delhi where he is being treated for injuries.
A surprising fact of this armed robbery is that even as the assailants drove around in the vehicle for over 4 hours and may have passed several police check points, they were not noticed.
There was a GPS tracker in the stolen Q7, but the thieves were smart to remove it. Cops found the tracker on the roadside later. Dubey has described his attackers as young men wearing jeans and checked shirts. 10 teams have been put into action to track these suspects.