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Nepali man critical after being stabbed outside bank

In a tragic incident, a Nepali was brutally stabbed by a group of unidentified men on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday, while he was going to a bank to stand in a queue to exchange banned currency prior to the opening of the bank in the morning. 

The accused stabbed him in a bid to rob him but allegedly left him wounded after seeing the banned currency notes with the victim.

The victim, whose identity is yet to be established but was learnt to be a resident of Bhumiheen Camp in Govindpuri, is battling for life in AIIMS Trauma Center. He has been admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and till late Friday evening, he remained unfit for statement.

According to police, a PCR call was made by someone in the wee hours of Friday that a man is lying unconscious in a pool of blood. When the PCR van reached the spot, he was rushed to the trauma center in the PCR van itself.

The doctors told police that he suffered from multiple stab injuries and due to excessive blood loss, his condition is critical. While he was being operated, he told the doctors that for last few days he used to stand in queues to exchange the scrapped notes of denomination 500 and 1,000 but till the time banks remained functional, he could not approach the counters because of long queues.

“On the intervening night of Thursday and Friday, he thought that he will stand outside the bank so that when the bank opens in the morning, he will be the first person to go inside to exchange the currency,” he told the doctors. 

At around 3 am, when he reached the bank, a group of men tried to rob him but after seeing the banned currency notes with him, the robbers fled leaving him with the cash. When he was admitted to the hospital, he was found in possession of Rs 8,000 cash in old denomination.
A case has been registered at Govindpuri police station. Further investigation is underway, police said.
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