Thane: College Student Abducted, Robbed at Knifepoint Near Shahad Zakat Naka

Kalyan, 7th December 2023: In a harrowing incident, a college student residing in Ambernath fell victim to abduction and robbery near Shahad Zakat Naka. The 20-year-old student, identified as Neeraj Bholanath Yadav, was forcibly taken to the hill of Mharal village by three assailants, where he was threatened with a knife and robbed of Rs. 16,000.

The incident occurred around 3 am on Tuesday when Neeraj was waiting at Zakat Naka for transportation home. The three accused, identified as Vinayak Madane, Vijay, and Aryan, approached Neeraj and coerced him onto their bike as he was alone and unable to resist. Subsequently, they took him to a hill near Mharal village, where they subjected him to physical assault and threatened him with a knife.

During the ordeal, the assailants forcibly took Neeraj’s debit card, credit card, and cash. They further compelled him to withdraw Rs. 16,000 from a nearby ATM. Following the robbery, the accused fled the scene, leaving Neeraj behind. The traumatized victim later reported the incident to the Mahatma Phule Police Station and filed a formal complaint.

The Mahatma Phule police have registered a case in connection with the abduction and robbery. An investigation is underway to apprehend the culprits and bring them to justice. Authorities are examining any available CCTV footage and gathering evidence to aid in the swift resolution of the case.