Woman drugged, robbed of gold, cash at RML
A middle-aged woman was allegedly drugged and subsequently robbed of her gold jewellery and cash at central Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in mid-August, police said on Friday.delhi Updated: Sep 01, 2012 00:34 IST
A middle-aged woman was allegedly drugged and subsequently robbed of her gold jewellery and cash at central Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in mid-August, police said on Friday.
Identified as Laxmi Devi, a resident of Shivpuri in West Sagarpur, the complainant told police that the incident took place when she went to the government hospital for a routine medical check-up on August 16.
"She underwent her check-up and was waiting for another medical examination after having lunch when one of her fellow patients engaged her in a conversation and told her that he too was waiting for the same medical test," said a senior police officer.
According to police, the unidentified man then offered to get Laxmi a cup of tea from an outlet located inside the premises of the hospital, to which Laxmi agreed.
Minutes later, as the man disappeared from the scene, Laxmi told policemen, she began feeling dizzy and subsequently lost consciousness.
"It seems that the tea had been laced with a sedative. On regaining consciousness, Laxmi found that the man was missing — and so was her gold jewellery and the cash that she had been carrying," the officer said.
Laxmi informed the hospital's security and police about the incident and a case of causing hurt by means of poison and theft has been lodged at Mandir Marg police station in the basis of Laxmi's statement.
Investigators are trying to track and identify the assailant from the footage of CCTV cameras installed at spot where the incident took place.