Pune: Duo Arrested For Attacking Cab Driver And Injuring Woman Passenger In Wakad

Pune: Duo Arrested For Attacking Cab Driver And Injuring Woman Passenger In Wakad

Pune: Duo Arrested For Attacking Cab Driver And Injuring Woman Passenger In Wakad

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6 July, 2024

In Pune, the Wakad police caught two guys who beat up a cab driver and stole from him. A woman BPO employee in the cab got hurt when one of the robbers tried to grab her phone. The third person involved is still on the loose. The incident happened around 2:30 am in Wakad as the cab driver, Mayur Chavan (35), was dropping off the woman. The suspects also damaged three parked auto rickshaws and a car before fleeing. Chavan took the injured woman to a nearby hospital and then informed the police. 

On Thursday, three women and a guard got into Chavan’s cab at Hinjewadi. “I dropped off one woman near the Wakad bridge and headed towards Mhatobanagar slums to drop another woman. The guard and the woman exited the cab when three individuals, armed with stones, approached my car,” Chavan said.

“One of them demanded my cash and cellphone. Before I could respond, another person smashed the back door window and tried to grab the woman’s cellphone,” Chavan explained. He later learned that the guard and the other woman managed to escape from the scene.

The suspects also damaged two nearby vehicles, three autorickshaws and a car before fleeing from the spot. The cab driver admitted the woman passenger to a nearby hospital and then alerted the police. The officials from Wakad police station arrested the duo, both from Wakad. 

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