Housewife waylaid, robbed by bikers in east Delhi

A 51-year-old housewife was waylaid by two bike-borne assailants and assaulted, before they fled with a bag containing Rs 2 lakh that she had withdrawn from a neighbourhood bank in east Delhi's Vivek Vihar area on Thursday evening, police said.
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Updated on Jan 21, 2011 01:45 AM IST
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A 51-year-old housewife was waylaid by two bike-borne assailants and assaulted, before they fled with a bag containing Rs 2 lakh that she had withdrawn from a neighbourhood bank in east Delhi's Vivek Vihar area on Thursday evening, police said.

"The victim has been identified as Usha Gupta, resident of Vivek Vihar's A-block. She was returning from a neighbourhood Canara Bank branch when the incident occurred at 4pm," said a senior police officer.

According to police, Gupta had withdrawn the money for personal use and was being followed since the moment she stepped out of the bank.

"The duo intercepted the victim when she had walked a few metres away from the bank and stepped onto the main road,” the officer said.

“Prima facie, it seems that the assailants were waiting for her to reach a particular spot on the main road, so that they could flee uninterrupted," the officer added.

The victim's husband, Satish Gupta, a company secretary (CS) at an MNC, was at work when the incident occurred, police said.

"In her written complaint, Gupta has stated that she was stopped by the duo as she was walking. As soon as she was intercepted, the driver of the two-wheeler punched her in the face and she fell down on the street,” said the officer.

“In the meantime, the pillion rider simply walked over to her, snatched the bag containing the money before jumping onto the bike and fleeing," the officer added.

Police said they were scanning the CCTV footage from a camera fitted in a shop adjacent the bank for clues.

"We have registered a case at the Vivek Vihar police station and are scanning the CCTV footage from an adjacent shop for any clues," the officer added.

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