If you commute by auto in your daily life, then be aware! What happened to this girl could have happened to anyone. This incident took place in Hyderabad where a 21-year-old girl was driven away by a Drunk auto driver.
Swaroopa who is an engineering graduate from kondapur was on the way to meet her friend from IIT Hyderabad on Saturday. The girl took a bus till Kandi and took an auto from there to the IIT campus that was around 1to 2 km long.
The girl was not aware of the route and the auto driver had driven her around 20kms beyond the campus road, He later stopped her at a petrol pump where he started arguing with the bikers, " The driver was in an inebriated condition. At the petrol bunk, He picked up an argument with a biker. The staff of the petrol bunk advised Swaroopa to get down from the vehicle, but she continued her journey without realizing she was going away from her destination," Jinnaram circle inspector (CI) S Venkat told TOI.
Swaroopa called her friend and asked a guide for the route and sent her location on WhatsApp, soon her friend called her back and Swaroopa gave the phone to the auto driver and, after talking to her friend, the auto driver kept the phone with him. Vijaya and her friends then alerted police. At Hatnur, when the auto driver slowed down to talk to the panicked victim, she got down from the vehicle and ran. The auto driver also fled from the spot," the CI said
Swaroopa approached a police station around 4 pm and reported the case, the driver was caught by the CCTV Footages, he also had the victim's phone and a handbag which had 1000 and Adhaar Card and Pan Card and a Debit Card.
A case was registered against the auto driver under sec 384 (extortion) of IPC. He was picked up on Sunday evening from Sangareddy . Police said he had committed petty thefts in the past. TOI