In a shocking incident in Hyderabad, a three-member gang stole a bike after threatening the bike owner with a knife in broad daylight, while other motorists remained just spectators.
The incident took place on Jubilee Hills Road No. 10 on Wednesday at around 11.30 am, but came to light only on Thursday. The entire episode was caught on CCTV.
The video shows the bike owner getting up from the middle of the road after it appears he had been pushed off his bike. Even as one of the miscreants brandishes a knife menacingly as if to attack the bike owner, the latter uses his helmet to resist. The miscreant then gets on the bike, on which the other two gang members are waiting.
All this while, the other motorists on the road slow down and watch the scene quietly.
As the gang takes off on the bike, the bike owner helplessly fights them with his helmet but the trio speed away. Fortunately, the victim was unhurt during the fracas.
Police are investigating the case based on the CCTV footage obtained from the vicinity.
The bike owner has been identified as Yadagiri, who works as an office boy with Balaji Distributors. He was waiting outside the Sagar Cements office on Jubilee Hills Road No. 10 on his bike, while his colleague Rajendra Mishra went inside the office for some work.
While Yadagiri was waiting outside, the three miscreants attacked him and pushed him off his bike, police said.
Police said that the gang had covered their faces with handkerchiefs, so it is difficult to track them immediately. They are also examining if the miscreants had any personal enmity with the victim.
Speaking to TNM, Jubilee Hills Police Inspector K Purna Chander said that they are investigating the case and that they have filed a robbery case against the miscreants.
In a similar case of robbery in 2016, three unidentified miscreants stole a 3-tola gold chain from a woman at Upperapally, when she was walking on the road early in the morning, at around 7 am, to run some errands. The robbers, who came on a bike, threatened the woman with a knife. With no choice left, the woman handed over her chain as they demanded. She later filed a case with the Rajendranagar police.