67-yr-old assaulted, robbed at gunpoint
What should have been a leisurely siesta for the senior citizen turned out to be a nightmarish experience. HT Correspondent reports.mumbai Updated: Nov 19, 2009 01:39 IST
What should have been a leisurely siesta for the senior citizen turned out to be a nightmarish experience.
Stephen D’silva (67), who formerly ran a shipping business in Kuwait, was assaulted and robbed at gunpoint at his Mahim home on Tuesday afternoon.
He lives with his wife, Cynthia (64) and son, Leonard (23).
D’silva, who suffered a fracture on his nose and injuries to his eyes, has been admitted to the intensive care unit of a private hospital.
The police said the incident took place around 1.30 pm when Stephen was alone at home. His wife and son were away at work.
“There was knock on the door and when I answered one of the men said they had from my son’s office to pick up some files,” D’silva told Hindustan Times. “I was suspicious as my son never got any files home.”
“Sensing D’silva’s reluctance to let them in, one of the men pushed it open and his accomplices also barged in,” said Senior Inspector Balasaheb Pawar.
One of the accused held a gun into his mouth, another rained punches on his face.
“The third looted jewellery worth Rs 1.2 lakh from the cupboard in the bedroom.” Said an officer. “They, however, left behind necklaces and other jewellery untouched.”
A profusely bleeding D’silva limped out of the house and informed his brother who lives on the same floor.
“The accused are believed to be around 30 years of age and seem to be professionals,” said Pawar.