New Delhi: Unknown persons allegedly robbed cash and valuables worth Rs. 4.5 lakh from a banquet hall during a marriage function here, police said on Monday.

The incident occurred on Sunday night at a banquet hall at North Delhi's Shalimar Bagh area.

The robbers took advantage of a stampede-like situation that followed a fire caused by an electrical short circuit. Though the fire was brought under control even before fire tenders reached the place, the criminals decamped with the cash, lying in the office of the banquet hall, and jewelleries of the bride. -- PTI

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