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Elderly man robbed off cell phone and cash while walking in West Delhi's Janakpuri; accused held


Press Trust of India New Delhi
A 77-year-old retired railway employee who was on an evening walk was allegedly choked and robbed by two men in a residential colony of west Delhi's Janakpuri area, the police said.
The accused have been arrested.
A CCTV footage of the incident which has now gone viral on social media shows the elderly man walking on the street being grabbed by his neck from behind by a man who dragged him to a corner of the street and tried to strangle him. By then, another man joined the accused. The duo robbed the elderly man of his cell phone and cash. The accused duo fled from the spot.
A local immediately informed the police about the incident, however, no complaint was filed by the victim following which a suo moto case was registered, police said.
The incident took place on September 20 and after registering a case suo moto, the two accused were arrested, Monika Bhardwaj, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) said.
The accused identified as Naseem (22) and Nikesh (22) were arrested on September 23, police said, adding that, the accused were released from jail a month ago in connection with a robbery case, another officer said.
During interrogation, it was learnt the accused were also apprehended in a case of theft when they were minors. Further investigation is underway, he said.

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First Published: Sep 27 2018 | 7:15 PM IST

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