Woman robbed of 10 lakh, her hair chopped off

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Three men allegedly barged in the house of a businessman, held his wife hostage at knifepoint and fled with Rs 10 lakh and some gold jewellery in north Delhi’s Lahori Gate area on Tuesday afternoon.
The woman alleged the robbers not only thrashed her but also tore her clothes, chopped her hair and tied her to a chair when she tried to resist the robbery bid.
The police said it appeared the men knew the family as the entry to the house was friendly.
In her complaint, the woman said she was alone at home at the time of the incident, while her husband, a garment trader was at his shop.
“She said the men knocked at the door and the moment she opened, one of them held a knife to her throat and asked her to sit on the couch. She alleged when she tried to push him, the man allegedly chopped her hair with a cutter. When she held his hand, the man allegedly tore her clothes and tied her up,” a senior police officer said.
One of them then went to the kitchen and served lunch. The men reportedly ate lunch and then proceeded to ransack the house. The men also forced the woman to hand over the key to the locker and the almirah.
“She alleged the men snatched the keys from her, opened the locker and took out all the cash and jewellery. They then put it all in a bag and left the house, leaving the woman tied to the chair,” a senior police officer said.
The matter came to the fore only when her husband returned home after two hours. “He said he found the door ajar, the house ransacked and his wife tied to a chair with her clothes torn and hair cut short.
“He then untied her and the couple made a PCR call. Based on their complaint, a case has been registered at the Lahori Gate police station,” a senior police officer said.
The police suspect the robbers knew the family and it may be a case of business rivalry. They have accessed the CCTV footage from the area and many persons are seen entering the building.
“The woman claimed the men seem to know in which locker the jewellery was kept. We are also scanning his call details. We hope to make the arrest soon,” a police officer said.