Five unidentified assailants robbed a diamond trader and his wife of cash and jewellery worth Rs 6 lakh in Naraina in Southwest Delhi on Sunday.
According to the police, the incident occurred around 11 p.m. on the Naraina flyover when the couple were
headed towards their residence in Kirti Nagar in their Toyota Corolla car.
The victims, Deepak Batra (38) and his wife Medha (32), were returning home after a late night party from Taj Man Singh Hotel, police said.
The police said the two were headed towards Kirti Nagar when a black Hyundai Santro intercepted their car.
“As soon as the Batra stopped his vehicle, the assailants came out of their car and held the couple on knife and gunpoint,” said a senior police officer on the condition of anonymity, as he is not authorised to speak to the media.
“The assailants threatened the couple with dire consequences and asked them to part with jewellery they were wearing and cash they were carrying."
The couple stopped a few passersby and requested them to inform the police about the robbery.
“The police put barricades on the roads and conducted intensive a check of vehicles as well,” added the officer.
He further said that around 11.30 pm they received another PCR call that a black colour Santro car had hit the divider near Inderlok metro station.
On receiving the call, the police reached the spot and learnt that five occupants of the car had abandoned the vehicle and fled by scaling a wall.
“After investigation, we learnt it was the same Santro that was used in robbing the couple. We recovered two knives, a country-made pistol and a bottle of acid from the car,” added the officer.