A 35-year-old jeweller was allegedly assaulted and robbed of gold ornaments worth Rs 38 lakh by four unidentified attackers at Antop Hill on Sunday.
Rajesh Kharvad has been admitted at the Swastik hospital at Chembur and is reportedly stable. The said, Kharvad and his brother Manish Jain (21) were travelling on a two-wheeler, and were carrying gold ornaments worth Rs 38 lakh.
The duo was on their way to deliver the ornaments to a client at Indira Nagar Housing Society at Antop Hill at around 6.15pm.
“We parked our bike outside the building and were walking towards the entrance, when two people started beating us with iron rods. They didn’t say a word but just kept assaulting me till I left the bag from my hand,” said Kharvad.
Jain managed to escape without injuries, while Kharvad fell to the ground. The attackers fled with the bag to their accomplices who were waiting with Pulsar motorcycles. Kharvad, who was bleeding went to his friend Avinash Intodia’s jewellery shop at Sion.
“I rushed him to Swastik hospital. Around 10 pm Jain and I lodged a complaint at the Antop Hill police station,” Intodia said.
The police said the victims could not give any description of the accused. Hence no sketches have been made. “We were so shocked by the sudden attack that we could hardly see the accused’s faces,” said Jain.
Kharvad faintly recollected the look of the accused. “All I remember is that the two men were of a hefty built, around 5"5 feet in height and wore jeans and t-shirts,” Kharvad said.
“The accused have been booked for robbery with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt,” said Police Sub Inspector D.S. Awad.