A 28-year-old software engineer was stabbed in a robbery attempt by three armed assailants in east Delhi's New Ashok Nagar area on Friday night, police said.
"The victim has been identified as Ankur Sethi, who works at HCL in Noida. He was returning to his rented accommodation in the old Kondli area when he was waylaid and attacked around midnight," said a senior police officer.
Police said Sethi was walking towards his accommodation after being dropped on the Kondli flyover by one of his colleagues when one of the assailants forcibly took him to an adjacent dark alley where his associates were waiting.
"The dagger-wielding trio then demanded all Sethi's cash and valuables and stabbed him several times in his right thigh and left arm when he attempted to resist. They panicked and fled when the victim screamed in pain," the officer said.
According to police, Sethi was rushed to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital and later shifted to Max Hospital in Patparganj, where he is stated to be in critical condition.
"Sethi's belongings, including his mobile phone, cash and wrist watch were intact. We have registered a case at the New Ashok Nagar police station and further investigations into the matter are underway," the officer added.