As many as four bike-borne assailants allegedly waylaid a flour mill employee, assaulted him and fled with a bag containing Rs 25 lakh in northwest Delhi’s Keshavpuram area on Saturday morning, police said.
“The incident occurred on the Lawrence Road at 11am and the victim has been identified as Bhawani Prasad. He was en route a local bank in his employer’s car when he was waylaid and assaulted by four men on two Pulsar bikes,” said a senior police officer.
According to police, the assailants held both Prasad and the vehicle driver at gun point.
“The assailants held them at the point of country-made pistols and ordered Prasad to hand over the bag containing R20 lakh, which his employer Sunil
Goel had asked him to deposit at a local bank,” the officer said.
Police said the assailants attacked Prasad, hitting him behind the head with the butt of a country-made pistol, when he resisted.
“Prasad was injured and claimed to have raised an alarm but no one came forward to help him and the driver of the said vehicles. In his complaint, Prasad has stated that the assailants had made no attempt to conceal their identity,” said the officer.
Police said they had registered a case but were unsure about the veracity of Prasad’s claims.
“We have certain doubts about the series of events as stated by Prasad. Being robbed at gunpoint on a busy road with no one coming forward to help and virtually no witnesses seems dubious. However, we have registered a case and are investigating it from all possible angles,” the officer added.