Chaudhary was robbed of Rs 30,000 in cash on Tuesday, 4 June, in UP’s Ghaziabad by unidentified miscreants on Tuesday night. Chaudhary was returning home in Delhi from her native village in Meerut when the incident happened. She had deboarded a bus at Mohan Nagar and was heading to Anand Vihar.
Sunita Choudhary lost all her money that she had saved to buy a new auto when she was robbed of Rs 30,000.
“At Mohan Nagar, an autorickshaw arrived with two male passengers in the rear seat and one in front with the driver. I asked the driver to drop me off at Anand Vihar. We agreed on a Rs 20 fare. The passenger seated with the driver was made to sit with us on the rear seat. I was told to keep my bag behind. Going ahead, the auto suddenly stopped near Vasundhara. The driver told that there was some fault in the engine,” Chaudhary told Hindustan Times.
“I also got off the auto and tried to help out,” she said. “After several minutes a passenger on the rear seat handed me my bag and asked me to take another auto instead. I stood on the roadside and started looking for another autorickshaw. Soon, the driver got the autorickshaw running again and drove away suddenly without asking me to board.”
Shocked by the incident, Chaudhury checked her bag and found Rs 30,000 missing. “I checked my bag and found that the packet with Rs 30,000 cash was missing. I tried to give chase with another passing vehicle stopping to help me, but they had fled using the bylanes,” she said.
Following the incident, Chaudhury called the police for help who provided her with food and fare to reach her house at Khirki Extension in Delhi. Based on her complaint, an FIR was registered under IPC section 379 (theft) at Sahibabad police station.
Chaudhary is divorced and had been making ends meet by driving autorickshaws for the past 15 years.
“I had deposited all my savings to my bank account and took it out before coming to Delhi. I have a commercial licence and was planning to get a new permit by depositing Rs 10,000 as security and later buy an autorickshaw. Now I am left with no option but to hire an auto on a daily rent of Rs 300 and earn a livelihood. It is difficult nowadays to get rented autos,” she lamented.