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Robbers assault elderly woman,ransack house

Unidentified persons allegedly assaulted an elderly woman before robbing her first-floor house in upscale Amar Colony area of South Delhi on Tuesday,police said.

Written by Dipankar Ghose | New Delhi |
June 30, 2011 1:12:02 am

Unidentified persons allegedly assaulted an elderly woman before robbing her first-floor house in upscale Amar Colony area of South Delhi on Tuesday,police said.

Identifying the woman as Saroj Kapoor (60),a widow who lives at E-101,Amar Colony,police said her three children were not at home when the incident occurred. “Her children,Bhavna,Rajat and Nitin,work in multinational companies and were away at the time of the incident. We have not been able to record the victim’s statement as she is still unconscious,and has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at Vimhans Hospital. Though we do not know how many people attacked her,we have discovered that the door was not forced open,” a police officer said.

Around 5 pm on Tuesday,one of Kapoor’s relatives — who lives on the second floor of the same building — saw her lying on the balcony with a head injury. The relative,identified as the victim’s brother-in-law Vijender Kapoor,said,“The back of her head was covered with blood and her face was bruised as well. She was rushed to the National Heart Institute,after which she was transferred to Vimhans. The offenders apparently ransacked the house,and made off with cash and jewellery. There were puddles of blood at various places in the house’s drawing room.”

According to family members,the robbers had prior information regarding the location of valuables in the house. “They only ransacked the places where the valuables were kept. As we had a marriage scheduled for August,a lot of valuables were kept in the house,” Vijender said.

He said the house was being renovated over the last week,and the labourers had left just two days ago. “We have been informed about the labourers,and we are checking their antecedents,” the officer said.

Police were unable to give an estimate of the valuables robbed.

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