El­derly wo­man of­fers help to bik­ers, robbed

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

New Delhi: An el­derly wo­man in Jy­oti Na­gar read­ily helped two men whose friend, they claimed, had got in­jured in a bike ac­ci­dent. A few hours later, they re­turned on the pre­text of thank­ing her and snatched her gold chain at gun­point. Both have been ar­rested and the gold chain has been found.

Prakashi (60) told the cops that she and her friend were sit­ting at the courtyard of her house in north­east Delhi’s Ashok Na­gar on Sun­day evening when two men ap­proached them for turmeric-lime paste to treat a friend who had fallen off a bike. They needed to stop his bleed­ing, one of them had said. Prakashi not only got them some paste but also of­fered to get it ap­plied at her home.

How­ever, the men re­fused the of­fer and left with the paste. When they came to “thank” her, they bent to seek her bless­ings, and sud­denly one of them pulled out a pis­tol and pointed it at her while the other snatched her gold chain, and both fled.

Prakashi’s friend told po­lice they had threat­ened both and told them not to raise an alarm. But the friend in­formed neigh­bours who alerted po­lice.

Prakashi had iden­ti­fied one of them as skinny and the other as short. Al­though she could not re­call their faces as she was not wear­ing spec­ta­cles, cops pre­pared their sketches fol­low­ing her friend’s state­ment. DCP (north­east) Ved Prakash Surya said the men were caught dur­ing checks at a picket.

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