New Delhi: 35-year-old debt collector shot and robbed ??2.5 lakh by motorcycle attackers in Wazirabad, north of Delhi, on Friday afternoon. The officer was shot in the arm and was taken to hospital where he was treated for his injury, police said.
Deputy Police Commissioner (North) Monika Bhardwaj said the victim, Rakesh Mishra, was returning after collecting payments in the Chandni Chowk area for his employers when thieves attacked him and attempted to rob him.
âMishra resisted, after which the attackers shot him, which hit his arm. The robbers then fled with his bag containing about ??2.5 lakh. One case has been registered and teams are working on it, âsaid DCP Bhardwaj.
Police said Mishra works for a factory owner in Bawana and lives with his family in Budh Vihar near Rohini. On Friday morning, he left the house on his scooter to collect payments from various customers.
He collected money from Chandni Chowk and was heading to the Bawana factory around 2:30 p.m. The incident happened near Gandhi Vihar’s traffic light, when two men on motorcycles pulled over his scooter, forcing him to stop.
âOne of them tried to snatch his bag from him and fired a bullet in the air to scare Mishra. When the victim refused to take the bag, the robber shot him, took his bag and fled, âsaid a police officer associated with the case, on condition of anonymity.
Police are now scanning the footage from CCTV cameras installed near the crime scene and the likely routes the suspects took to track Mishra and escape.