A senior citizen living in Saket became the latest victim of the ‘hypnotise-and-rob’ gang on Wednesday morning.
Stela Abrahim, 70, was alone at home when a man in his 30s knocked on his door saying that he had come to deliver the cheque for her husband’s insurance policy.
“It happened around 11:15 am, and the man claimed that he would have to check a few things before he could hand over the documents. My mother allowed him inside the house,” said Rohit Abrahim, the victim’s son, who works at a finance consultancy firm.
“He asked my mother to bring all the gold jewellery. He then told her to bring her I-card. While she went inside her bedroom to get it, he ran away with the jewellery,” he added.
Before leaving, the man locked the main gate from outside.
Stela immediately made a PCR call, but Rohit claimed that it took nearly 30 minutes for the police to arrive. “By that time, my mother had called me and I had rushed home. Initially, the police was reluctant to file an FIR, but later a case was registered,” he said.
Police said they had collected fingerprints from the house and were checking records of gangs who operated with similar modus operandi.