A hosiery trader was looted and dumped in an unconscious state on roadside near Laxmi Cinema Road late on Thursday.
He was found lying on the road on Friday morning. Later, his brother claimed that some miscreants looted Rs 8.50 lakh, two mobile phones and documents from him.
The victim, identified as Sachin, 32, was admitted to Christian Medical College and Hospital where his condition is stated to be critical. He suffered a deep head injury. His brother Happy Ahuja, owner of Ahuja Knitwear on Hazuri road, said he left the city for collecting payments from Kolkata three days ago.
On Thursday evening, Sachin called him and said that he had hired a taxi and would reach home late at night.
Happy said when his brother did not reach home, they tried his number but the phone was switched off. On Friday morning, a man came to their house with a driving licence and informed them that Sachin was lying unconscious on Laxmi Cinema Road.
Surinder Mohan, SHO at division number one police station, said they were scanning the CCTV footage of the cameras installed at nearby establishments.
From the preliminary investigation the police assumed that the victim was attacked with an iron rod on the head.
Body of elderly man found in Sidhwan canal
An unidentified body of an elderly man was recovered from Sidhwan canal near Sarabha Nagar on Friday. A passer-by spotted the body floating in the canal and informed police. The police sent the body to Civil Hospital for a post-mortem. The police said that the deceased was around 65 years of age and the reason behind the death would be clear after the post-mortem. The body has been kept at the Civil Hospital mortuary for identification within 72 hours. ens