my friend got robbed in bhuj

#1 Jan 11th, 2010, 01:30
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just got a call from my friend that he got robbed in bhuj.

he was on his way to bhuj from a town called manukva, on his way there his scooter broke down.
so he called a family member to come and help him.
while waiting for him two guys on a bike came up to him and asked if he needed help.
he told them that someone is on there way to help him.
then out of nowhere they said give us your money, he said he had no money so they stole his blackberry, gold chain and rado watch.

how would he go about reporting this to the police and claming of his travel insurance?
#2 May 11th, 2010, 21:41
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Originally Posted by varsani1 View Post just got a call from my friend that he got robbed in bhuj.

he was on his way to bhuj from a town called manukva, on his way there his scooter broke down.
so he called a family member to come and help him.
while waiting for him two guys on a bike came up to him and asked if he needed help.
he told them that someone is on there way to help him.
then out of nowhere they said give us your money, he said he had no money so they stole his blackberry, gold chain and rado watch.

how would he go about reporting this to the police and claming of his travel insurance?
Thankfully, I have never been robbed in India and feel very bad your friend. Basically, he should report the theft to the police as soon as possible. I have heard that Indian police can be quite rude when you go to file a report about a theft, but can generally get back many valuables (this based on the experiences of a couple of friends and from what I have read). Therefore, it pays to be persistent. Try to get the police to file a FIR (first information report)or try to get a copy of the preliminary report. I don't why the police hassle robbery victims, one possible explanation I have heard is that the police do this to weed out fraudulent claims.

Send the copy of the FIR or preliminary report to your traveler's insurance company and file a claim. Since this thread was posted in January, did your friend ever manage to get his valuables back?

Rohan
#3 May 11th, 2010, 22:56
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Did they have a weapon? And they were on bicycle or motorbike? Because if it was a motorbike, was there a license plate #?
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#4 May 12th, 2010, 12:59
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Sorry to hear about your friend Varsani1,

Filing a FIR is a must and the best option. Not only for filing your insurance claim, When the police recovers your item, they need a FIR to return your recovered items.

Do ask your friend to file a FIR in the nearby police station.

With Warm Regards

B.S.Prasad
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