Delhi’s 1st Woman Auto Driver Robbed of Rs 30K, BJP Leader Helps
Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Vijay Goel on Thursday, 6 June, offered financial assistance to Delhi's first woman autorickshaw driver Sunita Choudhary who was robbed of Rs 30,000 earlier this week, reported PTI.
Goel presented Choudhary with a cheque of Rs 30,000, saying he did so as serving others gave him "self satisfaction".
Goel said that he will use his monthly salary as a Rajya Sabha MP to help needy people.
Chaudhary was robbed of Rs 30,000 in cash on Tuesday, 4 June, in UP's Ghaziabad, according to a Hindustan Times report.
Forty-year-old Sunita Chaudhary, who is divorced, had reportedly been saving money to fund her new autorickshaw.
The incident took place when Chaudhary was returning to Delhi from her native place in Meerut, the report said.
“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 HT.
Chaudhary reportedly got off the auto and tried to help out.
“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, the report quoted Chaudhary as saying.
Chaudhary, who then checked her bag only to find the packet with cash missing, tried to chase the auto, in vain.
“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 reportedly said.
Based on her complaint, Sahibabad police has registered an FIR under section 379 (theft) of the IPC.
(With inputs from PTI and Hindustan Times)