Four armed men looted Rs 2.50 lakh from a milk agency in Labour Colony of Dugri phase-1 area on Friday night. The robbers fled after injuring the owner’s son.
Ramesh Kumar, owner of the shop, said his son Jatin Kumar, 23, was managing the shop while he was in his house above the shop when four armed robbers struck there. They attacked Jatin with sharp-edged weapons and took money from the cash box. By the time he came down hearing screams, the accused had fled.
Ramesh rushed his son to civil hospital, from where he was referred to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH). His condition was stated critical.
Ramesh said locals tried to stop the robbers, but since they were carrying weapons, they managed to flee.
The whole incident was captured in the CCTVs installed inside the shop.
The Dugri police registered a case under Section 392 (robbery) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) in this context against unidentified persons, following the statement of Ramesh. Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Jatinder Kumar, who is investigating the matter, said the police have been scanning CCTV footage to identify the robbers and will arrest them soon.