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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

'Courier boys' tie up, rob woman in Delhi

Karn Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 03, 2013
First Published: 00:43 IST(3/7/2013) | Last Updated: 13:09 IST(3/7/2013)

Four robbers, posing as courier boys, struck at the house of a 68-year-old woman in South Delhi's Lajpat Nagar-III, held her hostage at gunpoint and decamped with cash and jewellery worth around Rs. 5 lakh on Tuesday afternoon.

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The robbers gagged the elderly woman with adhesive tape and tied her hands and legs with rope before ransacking her house.

Interestingly, two carpenters, - who were working at the victim's house - and the family's full-time maid were out when the crime happened.

The incident took place around 1 pm when the victim, Shail Gera, opened the door for a man who identified himself as a courier. Three men hiding behind the man then barged into her house and held her hostage.

Police are investigating the possible involvement of an insider.

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