Three unidentified persons robbed an autorickshaw driver at knife-point on the Mulund-Airoli bridge on Saturday evening and fled with the victim’s money and the autorickshaw, leaving him with a knife wound on the left hand.
The autorickshaw driver Lalchand Jeetlal Jaiswal, a resident of Chembur, was travelling from Airoli to Mulund late on Saturday evening, when the three unidentified men approached him and allegedly attacked him with a knife. Following the attack, he was treated for his injuries at a government hospital in Navi Mumbai, and a case was registered at Navghar Police station in Mulund.
“The complainant and victim, Lalchandra Jeetlal Jaiswal, 38, a resident of Sindhi Camp at Chembur was travelling from Airoli to Mulund, and the robbery took place after he had crossed the toll naka. The three unidentified persons stopped his autorickshaw after he had crossed the toll naka, and Jaiswal assumed they would be passengers as his rickshaw was empty. When he stopped the rickshaw, they attacked him with a knife. They injured his left hand and threw him down on the bridge and fled with his autorickshaw ,” said an officer from Navghar police station.
“We have registered an FIR under IPC section 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery) and 34 ( several persons in furtherance of common intention) against three unidentified persons. We have asked for footage of the CCTV installed at the Mulund-Airoli bridge .The victim has given a description of the robbers. We have made sketches of the trio and launched a hunt for them,” said Ganesh Gaikwad, senior police inspector, Navghar police station.