Fa­tal rob­bery bid: Three ar­rested

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY -

New Delhi: Two days af­ter a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death, po­lice ar­rested three men who had at­tacked him dur­ing a rob­bery bid.

Po­lice scanned footage from more than 100 CCTV cam­eras and the ac­cused were iden­ti­fied from the one that showed them flee­ing on a bike with flo­res­cent green wheel cov­ers. DCP (north­west) As­lam Khan said that all the ac­cused — Vishal Sonkar (23), Nikhil Sax­ena (19) and Puneet (24) — lived in the same lo­cal­ity and took to crime to make quick money to buy a car.

Out to com­mit rob­bery for the first time, the trio started chas­ing the vic­tim, Naresh, as he was walk­ing to­wards a tea stall near the petrol pump where he worked. On find­ing Naresh alone, the ac­cused called out to him and started thrash­ing him.

Po­lice said that the ac­cused tried to snatch the vic­tim’s phone but he re­sisted. Fearing that they would get caught, the ac­cused then pulled out a knife — which they had pur­chased the same day — and stabbed Naresh several times, till he dropped un­con­scious. See­ing a few peo­ple run­ning to­wards them, the ac­cused fled with­out tak­ing the phone.

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