Delhi

Senior citizen killed in robbery bid

An 80-year-old woman was killed allegedly by a man in a robbery attempt in Dwarka’s Bindapur on Saturday morning, the police said.

Gidesh (27), who was nabbed by the victim’s family members, have been arrested, they said. The incident happened in the small hours when Santosh Devi had just woken up. “At 6.30 a.m., the accused saw the main door open and entered the house. He then attacked Santosh with an iron rod and slit her throat when she tried to overpower him,” the officer said.

Gidesh then started looking for valuables and cash on the ground floor after which he went to the first floor where Santosh’s grandson and his wife were sleeping. “On hearing the commotion, the couple woke up and saw the accused. He said two of his associates were downstairs with their grandmother and they should part with their belongings immediately,” the officer said.

The couple shouted for help following which Gidesh got scared and locked himself in a room, the police said. The couple then locked the door from outside and called the police. Meanwhile, the couple went to see their grandmother, who had passed. “When the police opened the door, Gidesh was found with his wrists slit. He was rushed to a hospital where he is undergoing treatment. Santosh was declared brought dead,” the officer said.

A case has been registered and further investigation is under way, the police added.

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