Bangalore, Mar 27 (UNI) Six passengers of Mumbai-Bangalore Udyan Express were robbed of their valuables after being drugged by a stranger yesterday.
According to police, three unidentified persons boarded the train at Sholapur and became close to the six persons travelling in a cubical.
At Yadgiri Station in Gulbarga District, when the train stopped the miscreants got down and brought some fruit juice laced with sleeping drugs and offered to the 'new friends' who after drinking it fell asleep. Soon after they took away their valuables including wallets, mobile phones and laptops.
The incident came to light as the train reached Yelahanka Station in the city and co-passengers got suspicious when the six passengers were in deep sleep and alerted the railway police.
The victims were rushed to Victoria Hospital, by evening former Canara Bank employee Chandrakant, a diabatic and who had only took a few sips the fruit drink, regained senses and narrated the incident.
Other victims included Anup, businessman Ashok Sabapathi, Tafiq and Rizwan and Arvind. All hailed from Bangalore and were returning from Mumbai when the incident took place.
All the six passengers were discharged from Victoria Hospital today.
Hospital sources told UNI that the exact drug added in the cool drinks offered to the passengers by the culprits was yet to be ascertained. However all the victims are out of danger and were discharged after giving them the necessary treatment.
Police have booked a case and investigating.
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