19-yr-old attacked at home, pushed from second floor
A group of 12 youths allegedly struck at the house of a 65-year-old theatre artist, held her family members hostage and pushed her grandson down from the second floor in east Delhi's Shakarpur, late on Wednesday evening.delhi Updated: Aug 17, 2012 00:09 IST
A group of 12 youths allegedly struck at the house of a 65-year-old theatre artist, held her family members hostage and pushed her grandson down from the second floor in east Delhi's Shakarpur, late on Wednesday evening.
The woman's grandson, identified as Karan Verma, 19, suffered multiple injuries after being thrown from a height of around 50 feet.
He was rushed to Max Hospital in Patparganj from where he was discharged on Thursday afternoon, police said.
While the victim's family alleged that the miscreants robbed them of some cash and jewellery, police termed it to be a case of personal enmity between two notorious local groups.
According to police, the miscreants had arrived at the house to take revenge on Karan, who along with other members of his group had brutally assaulted a member of their opponent group last week.
"On the basis of Karan's grandmother, Daya Sawant's complaint, a case of attempt to murder and house trespass has been registered at the Shakarpur police station with regard to the incident, which has its roots in personal enmity. While one of the men, Kunal, who was caught by locals from the spot, has been arrested, efforts are on to nab the other culprits," said Prabhakar, DCP (east).
Recalling the incident, Sawant said that she along with her daughter, Nanda Sawant, and granddaughter, Pinki, were on the second floor when at around 8pm eight men arrived and overpowered them.
"One of them, whose face was covered with a black cloth, asked me to hand over the keys of lockers while another snatched my chain, rudraksha necklace and a gold bangle. We screamed for help and Karan who was on the first floor at that time came upstairs to rescue us," said Sawant, adding that Karan was also overpowered and attacked with an iron pan and rods.
During the scuffle, Sawant said, the miscreants pushed Karan down from the second floor balcony.
"My grandson was fortunate enough to have fallen on the loose wires in front of my building, before falling down, else he could have died. Four more miscreants were waiting for him downstairs. Karan ran inside my neighbour's house, but the miscreants dragged him out and attacked with him iron rods. His life was saved by some neighbours," said Sawant, adding the miscreants also made an unsuccessful attempt to take away a cooking gas cylinder from her house.