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DLF guard stabbed 14 times by robbers after he raises alarm

india Updated: Feb 15, 2010 23:38 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Hindustan Times
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A group of robbers armed with daggers attacked a security guard (26) in DLF City early on Monday morning and stabbed him 14 times as he rushed to save one of his fellow guards who had been tied to a tree by them.

The moment the guard switched on his walkie-talkie to inform his officer about the robbers, they attacked and stabbed him mercilessly.

Fighting for his life in the ICU of Malik Hospital, the guard, Ramesh Gujjar, is reported to be critical but stable. Impressed by Gujjar’s bravery, the residents body Mission Gurgaon Development (MGD) has decided to award him and if need be pay for his treatment, too.

The incident took place around 2.20 am in G-Block of DLF City (Phase I), barely 500 yards away from a police post. The same group is suspected to have made a failed attempt to break into a house in E-Block before the stabbing incident, Kanwar Singh, the security officer of Lakshami Securities with which Ramesh Gujjar is employed, said, “As we were investigating a robbery attempt in one house where an iron grille had been yanked out, I received a distress call from Gujjar saying he had spotted a group of armed robbers who had tied another guard Jaswant Singh to a tree,” Kanwar Singh said.

“When we reached there, Gujjar was bleeding profusely and his intestines were hanging out of his stomach. We rushed him to Malik Hospital. Another guard said it was a group of five robbers and all were armed with daggers and hammers,” Singh said.

Dr M.P.C. Rao of Malik Hospital said Gujjar had been admitted in semi-conscious condition at 2.50 am with stab wounds all over his body. The surgery started at 3 am.

“There are two stabs on his abdominal wall near the liver which was punctured, too. However, the dagger had missed the lungs. We found three stab wounds on his chest but are still to find out if his heart has been injured. Three stab wounds are on his scalp, one each on his neck and arm and two on his back and leg,” Dr. Rao said adding that the next 72 hours were critical for his survival.

R.S. Rathee of MGD and former president of DLF QERWA said Ramesh Gujjar had exhibited exemplary courage of raising the alarm and informing his senior even in the presence of the armed robbers.

“We would not only award him after he recovers, we would also help him financially to help bear his treatment expenses. He has created an example for other guards as well,” he added.