False robbery case in south west Delhi solved, 3 held
NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Wednesday stated that they solved the case of a shooting incident, in which a woman was shot in south west Delhi last week, with the arrest of three people.
A police officer investigating the case said all the accused in the incident were known to the victim and they themselves cooked up a story about a gold chain robbery to dodge police investigation of their crimes.
The arrestees were identified as Bunty Grover, Tushaar Barua and Akash Tyagi.
Revealing details of the incident, the police officer said that in the early hours of December 10, a caller – identified as Bunty Grover – dialled at Police Post Subroto Park informing them about a gold chain snatching incident.
The caller also informed that a shot was fired at her 'wife' by four unidentified armed persons injuring her right leg near Dhaula Kuan flyover.
He was now carrying her to Safdurjung Hospital for treatment, he told police.
Sensing the gravity of the incident, a police team rushed to the hospital and met with the victim, identified as Piya Malhotra.
Incidentally, the police team found the caller, Grover, in a drunken condition.
DCP (South West) Milind Mahadeo Dumbere said, "During the course of inquiries the conduct of Bunty was found suspicious. On suspicion of his false stories, he was cross-checked with the version of injured Malhotra and finally he disclosed about the whole incident."
Police said Bunty – who had recently been released on bail – fell in love with the injured Piya, who lived in Dev Nagar area of Karol Bagh with her grandmother.
The two soon began a courtship and planned to marry each other. Bunty would often ask Piya to give up drinking, but she refused.
On the night of incident, Bunty's friend, Tyagi had an illegal loaded pistol with him. The accused, with his associates, reached the residence of Piya, who was in a drunken condition, and an altercation ensued between them.
In a fit of rage, Bunty took the pistol from Tyagi and fired at her, injuring her right leg.