Robbers decamp with cash, jewellery in N Delhi

Robbers decamp with cash, jewellery in N Delhi

New Delhi: In a suspected case of house burglary, three unidentified robbers looted cash and jewellery worth Rs 10 lakh from a house and disrobed a woman and chopped off her hair in Lahori Gate area of north Delhi today.

Police said as per the complaint of the 26-year-old woman she was alone in the house when robbers entered her third floor flat at around 2 pm.

Her husband and father-in-law were attending their shop in Jehangirpuri while her mother-in-law was also out. Her two children had gone to school.

A case has been registered and investigation is underway.

The claims of the woman are being verified, said a senior police officer.

Police said the woman claimed that the robbers made her to take off her Saree and tied her with it. They also chopped off her hair as she tried to resist them.

The robbers spent considerable time in the house and without searching anywhere else took away the cash of Rs 4 lakh and jewellery kept in dirty clothes piled on a shelf of a room, said the officer.

Only the woman and her family members knew where the money and jewellery were kept.

The alleged robbers took lunch in the house and were not disturbed by the pet of the family which brought the whole story under suspicion, he said.

The police also suspected the robbery claim as the cash and jewellery were to be distributed between the husband of the woman and his elder brother.

The woman told the police that she was sleeping in her room when the robbers entered and held her hostage. She claimed that she freed herself somehow after they left and alerted the neighbours.

Police scanned the the CCTV footages from the colony where the family lived in Mahavir Kapda Market in Lahori Gate and noticed some persons entering the building. Questioning is underway to establish the sequence of events.