An armed gang abducted and robbed a 29-year-old software engineer in Bengaluru on the pretext of offering him a drop home in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The gang drove the victim around for over two hours forcing him to withdraw cash from two ATMs.
The victim, Anil Togaru, who is currently recovering from the shock of the ordeal, filed a police complaint against the men who abducted him.
The incident occurred after Anil had finished his night shift on Friday and was waiting at the Ecospace bus stop in Bellandur around 1:30 am on Saturday morning to return to his home at Munnekolala.
A car approached with three men inside with one of them offering to drop Anil home. Seeing no other option before him, Anil got inside the cab.
All was going to plan until the driver took a detour at Kadubeesanahalli at which point Anil protested. One of the men in the cab pulled out a dagger and held it up to Anil's neck and demanded his gold chain and ring reported Deccan Herald.
The other two passengers searched Anil for valuables and managed to take some cash and ATM cards from his wallet.
Anil was first taken to the ATM in Jigani and forced to withdraw cash, The gang then ushered him back into the cab and took him to another isolated ATM in Electronic City, where he was once again forced to withdraw cash reported The Hindu.
Anil was eventually dumped at the Electronics City bus stop around 4:30 am after pleading with the gang that he had no more valuables left.
Anil however did manage to note down the vehicle number before it sped away and filed a complaint with the police at Marthahalli Police Station.