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Delhi: Three arrested for stabbing 65-year-old in robbery bid at Sarita Vihar

The accused are involved in over six cases of attempt to murder, robbery and theft.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: September 22, 2021 3:38:34 pm
Delhi police, delhi stabbing, Sarita vihar stabbing, Delhi crime, Delhi news, Indian expressTwo of the accused were chased and caught by the police team minutes after the incident on Monday. (Representational Image)

The Delhi Police have arrested three men who allegedly stabbed a 65-year-old man when he resisted a robbery bid in Southeast Delhi’s Sarita Vihar. Two of the accused were chased and caught by the police team minutes after the incident took place on Monday.

The accused are involved in over six cases of attempt to murder, robbery and theft.

According to the police, around 8 pm on Monday, Md Shams (65) and his brother were walking near Jasola village when four persons waylaid them, tried snatching their phone and threatened them with a knife. When the victims resisted, the accused stabbed Shams and snatched away his mobile phone.

The accused tried to flee on their bike but it failed to start. Meanwhile, the victims started screaming “chor chor” and cried for help.

“We had over 8-9 police personnel on patrolling duty near Saket and one of them heard the victims screaming. Our team immediately responded and rushed to the spot. A few personnel attended to Shams and shifted him to a hospital and others chased the accused. We managed to catch two men,” said DCP (Southeast) RP Meena.

The accused were identified as Hussain Ahmed (26) and Altaf Ansari (19). They were caught with a knife and the stolen phone. While Ahmed worked as a TSR driver and is involved in cases of attempted murder and robbery, Ansari didn’t have a job and worked under Ahmed. The men were interrogated and one of their associates, Sultan Ahmed (26), was also arrested.

The victim is under treatment and is stable, said the police.

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