Gurgaon: As the world celebrated the New Year hoping to start the year on a high; for one of India’s leading doctors it turned out to be an absolute nightmare.
Dr. Harit Chaturvedi, Chairman of Max Institute of Oncology, who is a leading cancer surgeon of the country woke up on the first of January in his rented cottage in Botanix Nature Resort to see electronics, shoes and cash missing from his hotel room.
He found his, an iPhone 6 and his sonâ€™s cellphone, a Samsung Galaxy, and their shoes and cash missing from his wallet on the morning of the first. Â
“We went to sleep after 1 am and when I got up at 6 am, I discovered that my and my son’s mobile, our shoes and cash was missing. On checking, we found that the thief had entered from the toilet window which had been taken off from the frame. We immediately contacted the police and the concierge,” Dr. Chaturvedi told NewsMobile.
Investigation revealed thatÂ the thieves had entered the cottage by removing the bathroom window from the frame unhindered after scaling the wall of the resort which has several rooms and cottages.
Aghast at the lack of security measures and no CCTV cameraâ€™s in the vicinity, he called on the resort authorities who blamed him for not checking the security arrangements.Â
The Sohna PCR was notified and they arrived a few minutes after the manager on duty was able to be tracked. They started the investigations and have started tracking the phones.
â€œYes, we have begun our investigations a FIR has been filed. We have notified Botanix that they have to install CCTV cameras as soon as possible. We have started tracking the missing cellphones and hope we have a breakthrough soon,â€ Station House Officer Narendra Singh of Police Station Sohna told NewsMobile.
Dr. Chaturvedi had rented two cottages at Botanix Nature Resort to ring in the New Year with his family and had chosen Botanix as they allowed pets as well.
Botanix has a nature resort at Damdama Road which is used by corporates and the MNCs for retreats and schoolâ€™s for picnics for the students.
When contacted, authorities of Botanix Nature Resort refused to comment on the issue.
“The investigation is ongoing and we cannot comment on the issue as the police are conducting the investigation. We are proceeding according to their instructions,” Arvind Sharma, an executive from Botanix told NewsMobile.
The lack of CCTVs in the vicinity raises an important question on the lack of security measures in posh resorts which could have easily harboured terrorists.Â
The incident also puts a question mark on the policy of the local administration on allowing the resorts to function in defiance of the advisory of the Police that clearly mandates that CCTV’s have to be operational and the parameters should be well secured to ensure that the guests are safe.Â
It also raises bigger questions that a resort that has been frequented by guests from multi national corporations for their office off sites and schools for their nature picnics had a callous attitude to the safety and security of their guests.Â