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  Metros   Delhi  16 Jun 2017  Elderly couple held hostage inside home, robbed of cash, jewellery in South Delhi

Elderly couple held hostage inside home, robbed of cash, jewellery in South Delhi

PTI
Published : Jun 16, 2017, 9:02 am IST
Updated : Jun 16, 2017, 9:02 am IST

Naseeb Chand Aggarwal (65) told police that he stays on the top floor of a building in Nehru Enclave.

Representational Image. (Photo: File)
 Representational Image. (Photo: File)

New Delhi: An elderly couple was robbed of money and jewellery worth Rs 70 lakh by unidentified men who entered their home and held them hostage on Thursday in southeast Delhi's Kalkaji, the police said.

Naseeb Chand Aggarwal (65) told police that he stays on the top floor of a building in Nehru Enclave.

He had gone out for some work while his wife and cook were at home. When he returned, he found that there were four men inside the house and they were holding his wife at knife-point, said a senior police officer.

The faces of the men were covered, he said.

They threatened to kill the couple if they did not part with their jewellery and cash, the officer said, the men decamped with valuables worth Rs 70 lakh and even hit the couple who suffered minor injuries.

Police suspect the role of an insider and are questioning former employees of the couple.

Tags: theft, hostage situation, indian penal code
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi