Bengaluru: Three men in an autorickshaw robbed a 21-year-old paramilitary soldier on Dr Rajkumar Road in Rajajinagar in Bengaluru. They took his wallet, his ID card and other possessions. The incident took place early on Tuesday.

Tsering Wangyal, the victim, was threatened at knifepoint. The gang made away with loot worth Rs 50,000, the police reportedly said on Thursday.

According to investigators, Wangyal, who is posted in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir decided to holiday in Bengaluru after visiting his relatives in Kushalnagar, Kodagu. He is from Bylakuppe in Mysore district.

Reports state that Wangyal arrived at Majestic by bus and took an autorickshaw to a lodge. The driver stopped in transit and allegedly allowed two other men posing as passengers to board the vehicle. The pair conversed with the auto driver in Kannada so that Wangyal would not understand what they were saying.

The driver halted the vehicle at around 1:30 am when the auto was passing a deserted stretch on Dr Rajkumar Road. The trio waved knives at Wangyal and robbed him of his belongings.

They took his wallet, ID card, driving licence, bank passbook, paramilitary logbook, Tibetan spiritual locket, clothes and photos.

With the help of a passer-by, Wangyal filed a complaint with Rajajinagar Police. The police have filed a case of robbery and reportedly launched a citywide search for the accused.