A senior police officer said that a PCR call was received at 3 am, informing that locals at Mangolpuri police station had caught hold of a robber.
New Delhi: An angry mob lynched an alleged robber to death near Mangolpuri railway station during the wee hours of Thursday.
A senior police officer said that a PCR call was received at 3 am, informing that locals at Mangolpuri police station had caught hold of a robber. Before local police could reach the spot, the robber was already taken to Mangolpuri police station by a PCR van.
The robber, identified as Ramesh, is a resident of Sultanpuri area. He was taken to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries during treatment. Doctors said he had multiple bruises all over his body. He had been medicated and shifted to general ward where he recorded his statement to on duty policemen and asked for permission to sleep.
Later when he didn't wake up after several hours, a doctor was called in to check on him and he declared him dead. The body has been shifted to the mortuary for post-mortem. His family members have been informed.
A woman has filed a compliant that that four persons snatched her mobile phone between 2:30 to 2:45 am when she was standing outside a jhuggi near Mangolpuri railway station.
When she tried to catch them, two of them started beating her. As she raised an alarm, one of them took out a knife and tried to stab her. In the mean time, locals gathered and caught two of them, informed a senior police official.
One of robbers managed to escape while another, identified as Ramesh, was badly beaten by the public. The complainant had tried to stop people from beating him, added a senior police official.
“We have registered a FIR under IPC section 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery) and 397 (robbery) at Mangolpuri police station on her statement. A through a probe has been ordered in the case,” said M.N. Tiwari, DCP(outer).
However, on the basis of the injuries found on Ramesh, a suspect of robbery, a case under IPC section 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) has also been registered.