Chopped finger of man who stabbed 3 helps Delhi Police catch him
The suspect had accidentally chopped off his right hand index finger while stabbing the passengers. Police recovered the finger from the floor of the bus.Updated: Mar 20, 2019 08:28 IST
The chopped finger of a man who had stabbed three passengers in a bus in west Delhi’s Vikaspuri on Sunday led to his and his associate’s arrest, police said on Tuesday.
The suspect, 24-year-old Rahul, had accidentally chopped off his right hand index finger while stabbing the passengers, said Monika Bhardwaj, deputy commissioner of police (west). Police recovered the finger from the floor of the bus.
“The fingerprint was matched with that of Rahul who faces four cases of robbery and snatching,” said the DCP.
The crime was reported to the police by a Ranjeet Kumar Yadav around 3.45 pm on Sunday. Yadav and his three relatives had boarded a mini bus to Janakpuri. Along the way, two more men boarded the same bus near the CRPF camp in Vikaspuri. “When the four passengers were getting off the bus in Vikas Kunj, Yadav noticed his wallet missing. He got into the bus and began checking the two other men inside,” said the DCP.
Finding themselves cornered, one suspect allegedly threw the purse on the floor while the other attacked Yadav and his relatives. Yadav and two of his relatives were injured and Rahul’s right hand index finger was severed.
The robbers fled the spot leaving the chopped off finger behind. The police recovered the finger and rushed the injured to a hospital.
An FIR was registered at Vikaspuri police station and a team took the available clue to identify the culprits. Once the finger print matched that of Rahul, the police only had to nab him.
“We had contacted all hospitals in the region to know if anyone with a severed finger had visited them for treatment. We received a confirmation from Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Mangolpuri, but the suspect had already left the hospital by then. We later nabbed him from his home in Rohini,” said the DCP.
The police will now seek DNA test to match the finger with the suspect for a water-tight case against Rahul, said the officer.