Amritsar doctor robbed of car at gunpoint

Amritsar doctor robbed of car at gunpoint

The holy city has witnessed repeated incidents of car snatchings and petrol pumps lootings while the police have failed to make any breakthrough in these incidents. Photo for representation only

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 6

The robbers are on the prowl while the police department has failed to nail them. The holy city has witnessed repeated incidents of car snatchings and petrol pumps lootings while the police have failed to make any breakthrough in these incidents.

On Monday, another incident rocked the city when armed robbers snatched a car from a doctor at gunpoint in Ramuwal Dhattal village late last evening. The victim was identified as Dr Swaraj Singh, who is son of noted surgeon Dr Navpreet Singh. The accused shot Dr Swaraj on foot leaving him injured before decamping with the car. The incident has left the family and doctors community shell-shocked.

The police have registered a case under Section 379 B (2) of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act in this connection while further investigations were under progress. The police said that CCTV cameras in the nearby areas were being scrutinised for finding some clues about the robbers.

Dr Swaraj stated to the police that as per his daily routine, he went to Lal Haveli in Ramuwal Dhattal village falling under the Gharinda police station here. He said as he stopped his car at the gate of the haveli, a while colored car came and two of the occupants came out of it. He said one of them shot in the air while second youth shot at him which hit on the thumb of his toe. They snatched his car and fled away.

On April 2, around five robbers had snatched a car from a woman in Vrindavan Garden enclave following which they perpetrated four robberies. There was no breakthrough in these instances till now.

Dhruv Dahiya, SSP Amritsar Rural, said that police teams had been constituted to identify and nab the suspects. They would be arrested be soon.

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