An Indian journalist, currently on a globe-trotting journey, was allegedly mugged in Chile by a drug addict who fled with his mobile phone and money. The scribe, Vishnudas Chapke (33), told PTI he was robbed near Laja Falls (Salta Del Laja), located along Pan-American highway - around 150 km from the Chilean city of Chillan on February 25 when he was seeking a lift on way to Argentina. Vishnudas, who escaped the attack unscathed, has requested the Chilean embassy here to help locate the robber and his phone. "He (the attacker) put a knife on my stomach and ran away with my bag containing mobile, around 200 US dollars and passport. "Some locals helped chase him in a vehicle.
Scared, he dropped the bag at some distance. Luckily, I could get back at least my passport," Vishnudas said in a complaint lodged with local police. Vishnudas, in Buenos Aires at present, has shared a copy of the complaint with PTI. The journalist has been circumnavigating the globe by land, hitchhiking and using other low-cost ways to spread awareness on global warming, for a year now. Originally hailing from Maharashtra's Parbhani, Vishnudas said he reached Argentina via Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China, Australia and Chile, covering an estimated distance of 46,000 kms until now.
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