Mumbai: Martial arts trainer robbed at knifepoint

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Mar 16, 2015 22:20 IST

A 56-year-old martial arts trainer was robbed by two bike-borne men at knifepoint in Goregaon (East) on Sunday night. After the complainant confronted the duo, they vandalised his car and fled.

The Aarey sub-police have registered a case of armed robbery against the two unidentified assailants, on the basis of Srikant Tiwari’s complaint. A resident of Aarey Road in Goregaon (East), Tiwari is a professional karate trainer, the police said.

The incident took place around 8pm, when Tiwari was driving his Alto down the road in Aarey Colony,. Blocking his way, the two men picked a fight with Tiwari.

“When Tiwari asked them why they were creating a ruckus, the duo allegedly started assaulting him. One of the men then pulled out a knife,” said Vilas Chavan, senior inspector, Aarey sub-police station.

The assailants then snatched his gold chain, which was attached to a locket worth Rs30,000. Tiwari told the police when he tried to fight the men off, they picked up stones from the street and smashed his car’s glass pane and the door.

The Aarey sub-police have recorded Tiwari’s statement and are trying to establish the identity of the accused. “We are investigating to find out if the accused are locals or history-sheeters. We are also checking for CCTV footage,” said an officer.

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