Brave canine tries to foil robbery bid,takes bullet
New Delhi: A dog was shot at by two robbers in North-East Delhi's Seelampur on Sunday afternoon when the animal barked and chased them. Police claimed that on the same spot, the accused also robbed a 24-year-old youth of his money at gunpoint. The law enforcement agency claimed that the animal was sent for treatment and a case was registered in this regard.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (North East) Atul Kumar Thakur claimed that the dog was rescued and is being taken care of. The matter came to light after they received a PCR call at 3.36 pm when one of the passerby informed the police team about a dog having been shot at in the Seelampur area. A team was immediately rushed to the spot. In a few minutes, another PCR call was received about an armed robbery of Rs 15,000. This call was made from the same spot.
Police claimed that the investigation in the case revealed that the two men were involved in the incident. The victim of the armed robbery was identified as another caller Ravi Kumar Rathore who stated that two persons came on a Splendor motorcycle and robbed him of Rs 15,000 at gunpoint.
The victim was heading towards his house when the accused on a speeding motorcycle came and intercepted him. They asked for the money and when Ravi objected it the accused whipped off his pistol and pointed towards him saying that they will shoot him if he tried to resist. They then snatched the bag and sped away.
The dog which was nearby the spot tried to chase the robbers and started barking the accused fired at an animal in the leg while fleeing away from the spot. The dog was hurt in the leg during the process. A case was registered and teams were formed to investigate the matter.
A case under sections 392 (punishment for robbery), 397 (Robbery, or dacoity, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt), 429 (Mischief by killing or maiming cattle animals), and 34 (common intention) of the IPC, sections of Arms Act and 11 Cruelty to Animal Act has been registered.