Auto driver nabs two persons who try to rob him on knifepoint

, 9:58 AM IST

New Delhi: An auto-rickshaw driver’s quick-wittedness helped Delhi police nab two alleged robbers who took the vehicle owner on knifepoint to rob him off his belongings.

The two people hired an auto-rickshaw driven by Rakesh Kumar from east Delhi’s Shakarpur area for north Delhi’s Anand Parbat with an intention to rob him of his belongings, including his auto-rickshaw, said DCP (north-west) Vijay Singh.

When the auto reached the underpass of Lawrence Road, one of the accused took Kumar on knifepoint and threatened him to remove all his belongings, police said.

Using his presence of mind, Kumar first accelerated the vehicle which resulted into the auto turning turtle, allowing him to apprehend the duo. Later, he handed them over to the police.

The accused have been identified as Manoj Kumar (22) and Bachha Lal (25), both residents of east Delhi’s Shakurpur area, police said.

Police have recovered a knife from their possession and lodged an FIR against them.