Four men attack elderly south Delhi couple, loot their house
Four men allegedly barged inside the house of an elderly couple in south Delhi’s Shanti Niketan. They held them hostage and fled with valuables including Rs3 lakh cash, diamond rings and gold ornamentsdelhi Updated: May 14, 2017 23:51 IST
Four men allegedly barged inside the house of an elderly couple, held them hostage and robbed valuables including Rs3 lakh cash, diamond rings and gold ornaments. The incident was reported from south Delhi’s Shanti Niketan, South Campus, on Thursday morning.
Chandrashekhar Umre (71), a former director with a private company, told the police that he was at home with his wife Urvashi when the men barged in and tied them up before robbing the house. While one of Umre’s son lives in the USA, his younger son is working in a company in Bengaluru.
“Umre said that two men rang the door bell and the moment he opened, they pushed him inside and overpowered him. Before he could react, the men allegedly taped his mouth and also tied his hands with a rope,” a senior police officer said.
While the two men were tying Umre up, two more men entered the house and locked it from inside. The other two men then allegedly went inside the house, where Urvashi was sitting and tied her up too. “The men then allegedly ransacked the house for over an hour, looking for valuables. They overturned the beds, searched the almirahs and emptied drawers. From the lockers they allegedly took Rs3 lakh cash, diamond rings, gold necklaces and two Iphones. The men then fled the spot,” a senior police officer said.
Umre later made a PCR call. “The couple managed to free themselves after the men left and then made a PCR call. Based on their complaint, we registered a case of robbery and have begun the investigation to track down the culprits,” a senior police officer said.
Police suspect the involvement of an insider in the case. Sources said three persons have been detained for questioning. “Since the men knew that the couple had kept valuables inside the house, we suspect the involvement of an insider. We have taken details of their house helps and other staff and will be examining them. Two of their maids, who had been working for them for the past seven months, will also be questioned. We have asked the couple to help us with details of the appearance of the men so that we could get their sketches made. We are also scanning the CCTV footage that we accessed from the area,” a senior police officer said.
First Published: May 14, 2017 23:51 IST