Delhi

Wi-Fi device helps police track down robber, manhunt for 3 on

Man had shot at trader’s son, left device behind while fleeing

A Wi-Fi device left behind at the crime scene by a group of robbers has helped the police get a lead in a case wherein an Old Delhi-based businessman was shot at and robbed of ₹1.65 lakh, officers said on Sunday.

On February 6, four members of a gang had barged into the office of Shyam Sundar Singhania (61) and looted ₹1.65 lakh. They also shot Mr. Singhania’s son Anjani in the stomach.

Anjani is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital.

The breakthrough in the case came with the arrest of one of the robbers, Vinod, who hails from Jhajjar.

A source said that Vinod was tracked down with the help of a SIM card inside a Wi-Fi device — a dongle, which the robbers had left behind before fleeing the spot. Raids are being conducted to nab the other accused in the case, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Nupur Prasad confirmed.

The robbery took place around 3 p.m., when Anjani and his father were in the office along with Sarvan who works for them. Four armed men entered into the office and locked the door from inside.

They held Mr. Singhania and his son at gunpoint and asked them to hand over all the cash. Mr. Singhania gave them around ₹15,000 from a drawer. However, the robbers, who might have been aware that there was more cash in the office, opened an almirah and took out at least ₹1.5 lakh, said a police officer.

They also pulled out the telephone wires and snatched the mobile phones of the Mr. Singhania and his son. Anjani got into a scuffle with the accused while trying to take back his mobile phone from them and was shot in the stomach.

The robbers fled the spot after Anjani started bleeding and fell down. In the scramble, Vinod left behind a sweatshirt, which had two motorcycle keys and a dongle in its pocket.

Mr. Singhania and Sarvan rushed Anjani to a hospital and informed the police about the incident. Anjani, who is admitted in the ICU at St. Stephen’s Hospital, is under observation. He was, however, declared out of danger late on Sunday.

Case registered

A case of robbery and attempt to murder has been registered in connection with the case.

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