Noida: A Noida based local businessman was allegedly attacked with sharp weapons by an unknown group of criminals, robbing him of Rs 1.62 lakhs of money on Saturday.
Suneel Goyal(44) who runs a flour shop in the neighbourhood of Bhangel area, Noida, was attacked by unknown criminals. He lives with his family in Bhangel.
His indebtedness earlier is reported to drive Suneel into failed attempt to commit suicide.
According to his son Ankit Goyal, Suneel left with money bag for the shop around 7.30 am.
“He was busy in cleaning the shop when a group of three masked criminals entered the shop and tried to rob the cash bag. When my father resisted robbery bid, the criminals attacked him with sharp-edged weapons. My father received injuries on his hands, legs and head” said Ankit.
Sunil suffered serious injuries in the attack and was rushed to a nearby hospital where his wounds were treated with stitches.
According to the family members, Sunil’s shop was robbed for months ago and several lakhs worth goods were stolen.
The Police officials said it seemed the victim was attacked with blades.
SHO Shahwez Khan, Phase II police station, said they suspect the robbery and investigations are being carried out.
“Police team reached the spot and found some local people and shopkeepers there, but no one testified victim’s account. We found that the businessman was debt-ridden. Last week he also attempted to commit suicide. We are investigating the matter with all angles” said Khan.