Crime Wave in Malviya Nagar, Delhi? Three Incidents in a Few Hours
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Crime Wave in Malviya Nagar, Delhi? Three Incidents in a Few Hours

South Delhi’s Malviya Nagar certainly appeared to be a hotbed for crime on Tuesday morning with three incidents being reported from the area in a span of few hours.

A 75-year-old senior citizen was found dead at her residence in Malviya Nagar on Tuesday. The deceased, Chandramukhi, was found with her hands tied.

Chandramukhi is survived by three sons and one daughter. While one of her sons lived in the same building as her, the other two sons live in the US, while the daughter resides in Canada.

Sources told The Quint that while Chandramukhi’s death appears to be a murder, the motive behind the act is yet to be known.

Businessman Shot While Going to Deposit Cash

In a second incident, a gunman shot a 63-year-old petrol pump owner going to deposit Rs 15 lakh cash in a bank here and escaped with the money, police said.

An auto-rickshaw driver who tried to resist the robber was injured in the incident.

Police said the crime occurred at around 9:30 am when Kamaljeet Sethi was going to the Federal Bank at Malviya Nagar in south Delhi. A man tried to snatch the bag containing the cash at gunpoint from Sethi when he stepped out of his car.

The whole incident was captured on CCTV camera.

As Sethi resisted, the man fired a gunshot at his waist and escaped with the cash, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Chinmoy Biswal said.

"An auto-rickshaw driver tried to stop the criminal but he too received a head injury," the officer said. The robber escaped on a bike with his associates who had been waiting for him on a street corner.

Sethi, who owns a petrol pump on Aurobindo Marg and lives in Maharani Bagh, was rushed to the Max hospital in Saket where he was said to be out of danger.

The officer said preliminary investigation revealed the accused had been keeping an eye on Sethi, who was on Tuesday carrying three days of cash collection at the petrol pump.

"We are examining CCTV cameras to ascertain the identity of the accused," he said, adding the police suspect that an employee of Sethi may be involved in the crime.

The third incident took place in Shahpur Jat near Hauz Khaz, where a 21-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping an 18-month-old girl. According to a report by The Indian Express, the victim’s mother found her bleeding and rushed her to Safdarjung Hospital, where it was confirmed that she had been sexually assaulted.

The accused, identified as Santosh Rai, was the victim’s father’s colleague in a private security company. He used to stay with the family.

Rai, who was arrested on Monday evening, was babysitting the child as both her parents had morning shifts.

Police told The Indian Express that investigations are on and a case has been registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at Hauz Khaz police station.

(With inputs from PTI and IANS.)

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