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Man involved in Clement Town robbery held

The police have arrested a man who attacked a woman with knife and robbed her house in broad daylight in the Clement Town area last week

dehradun Updated: Sep 27, 2017 19:47 IST
Neha Pant
Neha Pant
Hindustan Times
Police present before the media the arrested accused who attacked and robbed the woman inside a house in the Clement Town area, on Wednesday.
Police present before the media the arrested accused who attacked and robbed the woman inside a house in the Clement Town area, on Wednesday. (HT Photo)

The police have arrested a man who attacked a woman with knife and robbed her house in broad daylight in the Clement Town area last week.

Amit Kumar, 26, a resident of Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh, had done a recce of the area to zero in on the house where the woman remained alone during the day hours. On September 22, Kumar entered the house of Asif-ud-Daula in Ogalbhatta locality when his wife Raziya Begum was alone.

The accused grievously injured her with a knife before she became unconscious when he tried to strangulate her. Kumar made away with jewellery and cash from the house. Raziya lay unconscious for hours before her tenants rushed her to a hospital. She underwent a neck operation and is under observation at a private hospital in Dehradun.

Superintendent of Police, City, Pradeep Kumar Rai said the police went through footage of CCTV cameras installed by residents in and around the crime site. “The investigating team zeroed in on a suspect, which the victim identified as her attacker. We conducted door-to-door visits in Clement Town showing the footage to locals, shopkeepers and labourers when a person identified the attacker as a tenant at a house on Turner Road,” Rai said.

The landlord identified Kumar and informed the police that he vacated his property a few days ago. “On further investigation, we arrested him from Raipur area on Tuesday where he’d been living ever since vacating the rented room at Clement Town,” Rai said.

Kumar told his interrogators that he arrived in Dehradun in search of work around three months ago and earned a measly Rs 5,000 per month through some odd jobs. It was then he decided to loot , the police said. “I did a recce to identify the house with a lone woman and vacated the rented room from Turner Road before committing the crime. I had carried a knife on that day,” Kumar was quoted by the police as saying.

The accused was booked under Sections 394 (robbery) and 452 (house trespass) of the IPC among others. The police are verifying his antecedents.