Victim had stayed at a hotel near Bus Stand barely 2 kilometres from his home
Gurugram, March 13 (Delhi Crown): A Gurugram resident, allegedly addicted to alcohol, was duped by a hotel staff to the tune of over Rs 3 lakhs while he stayed at a hotel barely 2 kilometres from his home for three days, some time back, confirmed the local police on Sunday.
The victim, identified as Vivek Yadav, a resident of Indrapuri situated on Old Railway Road and owner of Vishal Tent House, had checked into the Muskan Hotel, near the Gurugram Bus Stand, a couple of months ago and stayed there to satiate his alcohol thirst.
During his stay at the hotel, Yadav needed to withdraw money for paying some bills, and he took along a hotel staff to the ATM as he was too drunk to go alone. While withdrawing the money from ATM, the hotel staff accompanying him noted down Yadav’s ATM Pin Number.
After reaching back to the hotel, Yadav continued with his drinks and soon fell unconscious in his room. Taking advantage of the situation, the hotel boy took out Yadav’s ATM Cards and withdrew Rs one lakh.
He also used the ATM Card to buy 40 grams Gold from a local jeweller.
After staying at the hotel, barely 2 kilometres from his house, when Yadav returned home he realised that his bank balance had been drastically reduced. On failing to locate his ATM card, he approached the Gurugram Police with a complaint.
The Gurugram Police soon launched an investigation and reached the ATM from where the accused had withdrawn Rs one lakh, and also the jeweller from where Gold-jewellery was bought.
With the help of CCTVs, the Police was able to track down the hotel staff identified as Sonu Kumar (31), originally hailing from Bihar’s Aurangabad district, who currently lives in a rented accommodation in Sector-12, Gurugram.
The cash and the jewellery Sonu had bought were recovered from his possession, and he was subsequently arrested on March 12 (Saturday).