Hitchhiker 'steals Rs3m in cash' from Islamabad man

Mushtaq Ahmed offered to take suspect along with him on Peshawar-Islamabad highway

Our Correspondent March 24, 2019

ISLAMABAD: A hitchhiker deprived a man of Rs3 million in cash after the latter gave him a free ride from Peshawar to Islamabad on Sunday.

The victim, identified as Mushtaq Ahmed, told Islamabad Police in that he was travelling alone in his care en route to the federal capital when Abidullah, the alleged culprit, asked him for a ride.

He said Abidullah told him that he wanted to go to Islamabad but did not have enough money to pay for the fare.

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Sympathising with his predicament, Ahmed then agreed to take him along. He thought by giving the poor man lift he would also avoid travelling alone.

Ahmed said the suspect got dropped off at Sector G-8 Markaz.

However, Ahmed realised that his bag with the money he had to pay off to someone in the city was missing after he dropped off the stranger.

A case has been registered against the suspect, who has not been arrested till the filing of this report.

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