A 20-year-old girl working with a private security company was robbed of her gold chain at gunpoint allegedly by two motorcycle-borne men, in a daring act of daylight robbery in the high-security New Delhi district.
The incident took place on Thursday morning near Birla Mandir in the Mandir Marg area, police said.
The victim, Priya, was walking towards the bus stop near Birla Mandir around 8.30am on Thursday when the two men on a silver Bajaj Pulsar targeted her, the police said.
“She was on her way from her Kali Bari Marg home to her office in Karol Bagh at the time of the incident. In her complaint, she said the men intercepted her and tried to snatch her gold chain,” an officer said on the condition of anonymity.
“To scare the victim, one of the men fished out a pistol and pointed it at her, warning her against raising an alarm. They fled with her chain,” the officer added. The girl, the officer added, then called her brother, Shakti Singh, and told him about the incident. Singh rushed to the spot and called the police control room.
A police team reached the spot and recorded the statement of the victim.
A case under Sections 392 (robbery) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at the Mandir Marg police station.
This is the second robbery in the district this week.
A Supreme Court lawyer, Ajmal Edappagath, 42, was stabbed and robbed on Wednesday night by three bike-borne men outside the Max Mueller Bhavan on Kasturba Gandhi Marg.
The district witnessed three cases of snatching involving foreigners in January and February. The police are yet to nab the culprits.