Ex-actress collapses after being robbed by thak thak gang in Delhi

The gang took out her wallet with Rs 16,000, documents, valuables and mobile phones and tried to escape, but Prabhakar resisted their attempts following which they assaulted her.

New Delhi: Four members of a “thak thak” gang assaulted and robbed former Bollywood actress Farheen Prabhakar of her wallet and mobile phones when she was on her way to a mall in south Delhi, a police officer said on Sunday. She is the wife of former cricketer Manoj Prabhakar.

The “thak thak” gang often uses a distraction technique to steal valuables from vehicles by knocking on the window and talking to the driver. If they fail, they also use force to rob people.

The incident happened on Saturday noon when Prabhakar, a resident of Sarvpriya Vihar, was going in her car to Select City Walk mall in Saket.

“When Prabhakar stopped her car at a traffic signal, all the four robbers tried to smash her car. After parking her car, when she tried to reason out, the robbers abused her for not driving properly,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijay Kumar.

“They later took out her wallet with Rs. 16,000, documents, valuables and mobile phones and tried to escape, but Prabhakar resisted their attempts following which they assaulted her. The accused later managed to escape in their car parked on the opposite side of road,” Kumar added.

“An asthma patient, Prabhakar collapsed on the road. She was helped by an Army officer who called the police and managed to note down the accused’s vehicle registration number,” the officer said.

“The police have registered a case on the complaint by the victim and are trying to identify the accused with the help of CCTV footage,” said the police officer.

(With inputs from IANS)