Petrol pump owner shot at, robbed of Rs 13 lakh
New Delhi: A case of robbery was reported from South Delhi's posh Malviya Nagar area where a 52-year-old man was shot at by an unidentified assailant who robbed him of Rs 13 lakh. The incident came after a day when few unidentified assailants opened fire and looted more than Rs 30 lakh from a person near a petrol pump in east Delhi's Vasundhara Enclave.
The police data accessed by Millennium Post claimed that in the year 2017 (up to 31 October), more than 2,400 cases of robbery were reported in the Capital in which 1,959 cases were worked out with the arrest of more than 3,500 accused involved in the crime.
The victim was identified as Kamaljeet Sethi who lives with his family in Mehrauli area. He is a petrol pump owner. According to Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South), Chinmoy Biswal stated that the victim was shot at and they have started the investigation in the case and teams are working on several clues. The accused had covered his face with a cloth.
Police claimed that the incident was reported on Tuesday at 10 am when the victim was going to the Bank in Malviya Nagar when he came out from the car, a masked man came from behind and tried to snatch his bag which was full of money. The victim did not give the bag as it was his hard earned money after seeing that the objection. The accused who was carrying the gun he shot the victim leaving him injured on the spot. People were watching the whole incident when an autorickshaw driver came for the help of the victim but was injured by the accused who fled the spot after the incident. A PCR call was made and the victim was rushed to the hospital where he is still receiving treatment. He got an injury in the shoulder.
Police sources claimed that they are questioning few people in this regard. They are probing from several angles which includes the role of insider and whether the accused were following the victim. The incident took place at a spot nearby Malviya Nagar police station. Sethi lives with his family in Mehrauli and has a petrol pump in Lado Sarai.
On Monday, few unidentified assailants opened fire and looted more than Rs 30 lakh from a person near a petrol pump in east Delhi's Vasundhara Enclave near Mayur Vihar.
Meanwhile, 'braveheart' auto driver rushes to save victim
New Delhi: Not many dare to challenge an armed robber when he has already fired upon the victim and is brandishing the pistol in his hands but the auto driver Pankaj was different blood in his veins. Pankaj had just parked his auto near the Federal Bank in Malviya Nagar in South Delhi on Tuesday when he saw a scuffle between a man who was pushed on the ground with a bullet injury and an armed robber trying to snatch his bag from victim Kamaljeet Sethi's hand. The young braveheart challenged the robber to save the victim.
"I saw the robber dragging the man and trying to snatch his bag. I held the robber to save the injured man. However, he attacked me with the weapon butt he was holding in his hand. I lost consciousness after he repeatedly hit me," said Pankaj showing his white dressing over his head.
In the CCTV footage that emerged Pankaj is seen challenging the robber who is struggling to snatch the bag from Kawaljeet. As Kamaljeet tried to hold the bag and engage the robber who wore a handkerchief to cover his face, the auto driver Pankaj held him from behind. Though Pankaj could not hold the aggressive attacker for long as the assailant hit him several times on his head with the pistol butt.
Not fearing for his life Pankaj grabbed the attacker from behind. Pankaj collapsed in his auto leaving a blood spot on the seats and was rushed to the hospital along with the gunshot victim Kamaljit. He got five stitches on his head and was later discharged.