NRI attacked by call girl, accomplices

November 8th, 2008 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, Nov 7 (IANS) A US based NRI businesman was allegedly attacked by a call girl and her gang members before they ran away with a taxi he had hired from this satellite town of Delhi, the police said Friday.Rajesh Singhal, 45, who runs a departmental store in Texas, US, was Thursday found lying injured on a roadside, district police chief L. Ravi said.

The police officer said Singhal had fixed up with the girl through a pimp in Ghaziabad.

Singhal, originally from Modi Nagar area of Ghaziabad, had come to his hometown Oct 23 for Diwali celebrations.

On Thursday, the police said, Singhal took the woman and her accomplice towards the NH-24 area in the taxi driven by Mahendra from Sihani Gate area.

They then got the dinner packed from a hotel near Dasna area and drove towards Pilakhuwa to some unknown destination.

They had moved some distance towards Pilakhuwa, when two other people, said to be the accomplices of the woman, stopped them, according to the driver’s statement to the police.

They dragged Singhal and the driver from the car and beat them up, the police said. The injured driver later called up the police. He said the attackers sped towards Atrauli.

The NRI was admitted to Raghguvir Hospital in Dasna, where the doctors said he had sustained major pelvic and foot fractures and abdominal injuries.

The police have arrested the alleged pimp S.P. Singh from Modi Nagar area.

His son Nishant Singh said: “All I knew about Rajesh is that he had come to India to purchase a property for running a college. I just cannot believe such a thing can happen.”

Meanwhile, the police have registered a case at the Masoori police station, the police officer said.

The woman and her accomplices are yet untraced.

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