A senior citizen couple was held hostage at their house in south Delhi’s Kalkaji and robbed of cash and jewellery worth Rs. 10 lakh by two unidentified robbers on Tuesday morning.
The robbery happened just metres from the Kalkaji police station.
The victims were identified as Kawal NS Lamba, 71 and his wife Kulwant Kaur, 68. Sources said Lamba is the president of a company that deals in designing and manufacturing of trophies.
Lamba reportedly holds the Limca and Guinness world records for manufacturing the world’s largest trophy. The couple has two sons who are settled abroad.
According to police, the miscreants arrived at the victim couple’s house posing as drivers who were looking for jobs.
Police said the robbers injured the couple and tied them to chairs when they resisted their robbery attempt.
Lamba suffered injuries after he was punched in his face and attacked with a sharp-edged object. The victim couple is undergoing treatment at a private hospital, said a senior police officer.
The couple, the senior officer said, was at home when someone rang the door bell. Lamba opened the door and found two men standing outside, who identified themselves as drivers.
“When they were talking, one of them pushed Lamba inside and overpowered him. Lamba resisted and one of them punched him in his face and tied him. Lamba’s wife heard his screams and came but she was overpowered,” said the officer.
The robbers ransacked the house and fled with Rs. 4.5 lakh in cash and jewellery worth around Rs. 5 lakh. They took away costly mobile phones of the victim couple.