Unidentified persons attacked a hosiery trader, Sachin Ahuja, with blunt weapons and robbed him of Rs 8.5 lakh on Thursday night.
The entire night the victim kept lying on the roadside near Luxmi Cinema. A passerby saw him on Friday morning and informed his family members. The victim was rushed to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) where his condition is stated to be critical as he suffered deep head injury.
Happy Ahuja, owner of Ahuja Knitwear on the Hazuri Road, said his brother Sachin (32) left the city for Kolkata for collection of payments three days ago. On Thursday evening, Sachin called him and informed that he had hired a taxi and would reach home late in the night.
He further said when his brother did not reach home they tried calling him on his mobile phone, but it was switched off. On Friday morning, a man came to their house with the driving licence of his brother and informed that a man was lying unconscious at Laxmi Cinema road.
The family members rushed to the spot and informed the police. The complainant Happy told the police that his brother collected Rs 8.5 lakh from Delhi. A bag containing cash, two mobile phones and documents was missing.
The police suspecting the taxi driver behind the robbery. Inspector Surinder Mohan, station house officer of the Division Number 1 police station, said the police were scanning the footage of CCTVs installed at nearby buildings to get a clue about the robbers.