Chennai: A 27-year-old woman software professional was attacked by an unidentified gang on the deserted Thalambur-Perumbakkam road in the southern outskirts of Chennai during the early hours of Tuesday.
Police said the gang had fled with the woman's 3-sovereign gold chain, her iPhone and the scooter she was riding in before dumping her amid the bushes by the roadside.
The victim has been identified as P Lavanya, a native of Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. Luckily for the woman, a passerby spotted the unconscious woman around 4 am and alerted the police control room.
Pallikaranai Police rushed to the scene and found the woman. With the help of the identity card she was wearing, they contacted her employer — Global Infotech in Navalur on Rajiv Gandhi Salai.
Police said that Lavanya was immediately moved to a private hospital in Perumbakkam, where she is taking treatment. Preliminary probe revealed that Lavanya was living in a rented accommodation at Thalambur, a few kilometers away from her company.
The police said she left her office around 2 am on Tuesday after her shift was over and was riding along the Thalambur-Perumbakkam road. “Her sister resides at Nookampalayam and we suspect that she took the road to reach her sister’s house. However, why she travelled on that road can only be known after she becomes conscious,” a police officer said.
The gang who had trailed her scooter had attacked her from behind leading to her fall. They then took her to the deserted stretch by the road and took her valuables including her scooter and fled. Pallikaranai police have registered cases under at least five sections of IPC including 307 (attempt to murder) and are investigating.
Her family members from Vijayawada were expected to reach the city by Tuesday evening. It is only wicked coincidence that in 2014, on the same date, another woman IT professional was assaulted by a gang. Uma Maheshwari (24), an employee of TCS, Siruseri was initially reported missing. However, police eventually found her dead body a week later in a disused plot of land leading up to her company....