Friday night turned out to be a nightmare for a man in Delhi after he was robbed of his car, laptop, mobile phone and Rs 18,000 in cash. The man, who lives in Greater Kailash-II, told police he was “too drunk” when the incident took place, according to a Times of India (TOI) report. Thirty-year-old Amit Prakash is an employee of a firm in Gurugram’s Golf Course Road. A day later, he realized all he had lost and approached Sector 65 police station in Haryana city.
The TOI report said Mr Prakash decided to have a drink in his car when a stranger joined him. He got out of the car after being asked to do so by the stranger in the Subhash Chowk area of Delhi. The stranger drove off leaving Mr. Prakash alone.
He then took a subway back home.
Twitter users were amused and posted hilarious comments as the story began to gain traction. “You can’t blame him for not wanting to drive back from Gurgaon!” a user tweeted. “Typical comedy scene from a Kader Khan/Govinda movie,” commented another.
The police registered a case against the unidentified person under Section 379 (Theft) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) after a complaint was filed by Mr. Prakash.
In his complaint, the GK-II resident said he frequented the BYOB kiosk at the Lakeforest Wine Shop on Golf Course Road after leaving office.
“In a drunken state, I paid Rs 20,000 for one bottle of wine with Rs 2,000 as MRP. However, the shop owner returned Rs 18,000 in cash,” Mr Prakash said in the police complaint, according to TOI report.
“Then I went to my car and started drinking again. Suddenly a stranger came and asked me if he could also have a few drinks with me. I agreed and offered him drinks,” the indictment said.
The man went on to say that they drove to Subhash Chowk where Mr. Prakash forgot that he was in his own car.
So when the stranger asked him to get out of the car, MR Prakash agreed. He then took an auto rickshaw and reached Huda City Center metro station to take a metro home.
Mr. Prakash was unable to provide a description of the stranger, so police are reviewing CCTV footage to identify him.