Crime and Accident

Robbers attack collection agent, decamp with Rs 21 lakh

Robbers attack collection agent, decamp with Rs 21 lakh

New Delhi: Two bike-borne robbers looted Rs 21 lakh from a collection agent after stabbing him with a glass bottle in Desh Bandhu Gupta(DBG) Road area in central Delhi, police said today.

Dharmendra Kumar (43) sustained serious injuries in chest and leg and was admitted to Lady Hardinge hospital, police said.

Dharmendra who works with a trader in Karol Bagh as a collection agent was returning to his office after collecting an amount of Rs 21 lakh from Chandni Chowk and Sadar Bazar areas last night when he was looted, said a senior police officer.

Around 10 pm when he reached near Sai Baba temple in Desh Bandhu Gupta Road area, two bike-borne robbers intercepted him and picked up a fight with him accusing him of hitting their bike, and tried to snatch the bag containing Rs 21 lakh, said the officer.

After he resisted, the robbers picked up a broken bottle lying nearby and attacked him on his chest and leg and finally managed to snatch the bag by pulling out a pistol.

Following the incident, Dharmendra contacted his employer who called the police. The cops reached the spot and admitted him in Lady Hardinge hospital.

“A case has been registered and investigation has been taken up covering all the aspects,” said Parmaditya, DCP (Central).