In a 3rd such incident of a shared auto gang striking late-night a student of Delhi University who boarded a shared auto from Electronic City Metro station (near Sec 62), Noida to Indirapuram was molested and thrashed brutally  and robbed her of cash and belongings on NH 24. The girl who had to travel only a small distance to her home at Indirapuram sat in the auto that started driving toward Vijay Nagar instead of Indirapuram CISF Cut. She tried to raise and alarm but was overpowered by the 3 occupants of the auto who were also joined by 2 others.

A few days back a dentist and before that a man was robbed off in the same fashion which raises the suspicious that this could be the handiwork of the same gang.

The incident has also exposed the lack of patrolling by Ghaziabad Police in Indirapuram area as well as on NH 24/ NH 9. The Noida Police that should also be alert about the presence of criminals driving autos near Metro stations was also clearly not vigilant. In the past auto gangs have also been involved in heinous crimes like murder. In this case the audacity with which the gang is striking one after the other only in a span of a few days speaks volumes about the lackadaisical attitude of the police.

The incident also raises the issue of law & order just ahead of Lok Sabha elections. A senior police officer said that they were working on the case.

Prasoon Pant,


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