New Delhi: Four thieves on Thursday allegedly attacked and robbed the house of an elderly couple who are the residents of Mayur Vihar Phase 1.
The incident took place on Thursday when the old couple, Vishin, a-101-year-old man and his wife Poonam Dhanrajani (96) were allegedly attacked when they were asleep.
According to the reports, thieves allegedly broke the front door of their house and attack Vishin with an iron rod. According to the report of Indian Express, the couple lives alone while their two sons live in the US.
Jasmeet Singh, DCP of East Delhi, said that they received the call around 2:00 am. An investigation has been started and CCTV footages are being scanned to identify the thief. He further said that the couple was not able to tell that what was stolen from the house. However, the elderly wife claimed that the thief took the gold necklace which she was wearing.
Vishin said that they attacked him with an iron rod when he went to the hallway to check on the noise. Poonam, who has been bedridden for a few years, alleged the men entered the bedroom and demanded money and jewellery from her. When she told them that they are retired people, the accused then threatened the old lady with a knife and took away the gold necklace which she was wearing.
A case has been filed under IPC sections 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery), 397 (robbery with attempt to cause hurt), 458 (house-breaking by night after preparation for hurt) and 380 (committing theft in the house) at Mayur Vihar police station.