A 54-year-old woman and a research coordinator were robbed of their cash and valuables in two separate robberies in the city.
In the first incident, the 54-year-old woman, wife of a businessman, was held hostage, physically assaulted and robbed of her jewellery by her domestic help and his two associates.
The incident took place on Friday afternoon in west Delhi’s Kirti Nagar where the victim lives with her family for the past several years. The victim, identified as Shivender Kalki, was alone when her domestic help Gautam Yadav and his two associates in the house and overpowered Kalki, the police said.
“Kalki was watching TV when the robbers overpowered her and tied her hands and legs. They also gagged her mouth with a cloth so that she could not raise an alarm. They took the jewellery she was wearing and fled,” said a police officer adding Kalki was also beaten up by the miscreants.
A case under sections 392 (robbery) and 394 (voluntarily causing hurt during robbery) has been registered at the Kirti Nagar police station.
The second robbery incident took place on Sunday night in south Delhi’s Nizamuddin where two armed men riding a motorcycle waylaid a research coordinator travelling in an autorickshaw and robbed him of his cash and valuables at gunpoint.
The victim, identified as Sahdeep Tripathi, works at a private hospital in south Delhi’s Maharani Bagh.
Tripathi, police said, was heading towards Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station when the incident took place. He said the robbers were riding the bike without a number plate.