Miscreants chop off bank employee’s hand in Amritsar, flee with belongings

Police looking for suspects after incident caught on CCTV camera

Miscreants chop off bank employee’s hand in Amritsar, flee with belongings

A CCTV grab of suspects.

PK Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 18

Two unidentified persons, including a ‘Nihang’, allegedly chopped off a hand of a bank employee and took away his belongings at Naushehra Kalan village on Monday.

The victim identified as Anand Vishwas, who originally hailed from West Bengal, was returning to his office after collecting monthly instalments.

The incident came to light after a video of the incident went viral and a case was registered with Kamboh police station here on the statement of Ankit Mittal, a resident of Akash Avenue.

The police said investigations were under progress. The victim was being operated at a private hospital. Everything would become clear after he becomes fit to give his statement.

Ankit said they both were associated with Bandhan Bank, a banking and financial services company. He told police that they were returning after collecting instalments in Naushehra Kalan village. Ankit said Anand was on his bike behind him. He said two persons travelling on a bike came from behind. A ‘Nihang’, who was riding pillion, hit Anand with his sword, chopping off his hand in which he was holding a bag. The accused fled away with the bag containing a tablet, register and Rs 1,500 cash.

As per information, he had collected the amount from two places in Naushehra Kalan village. The accused, one of whom as wearing Nihang attire, started following him. At a place they intercepted him and tried to snatch his bag. When he resisted, the accused attacked him with a sword and fled away with his bag. Vishwas used to collect instalments in Majitha and other parts of the holy city. The office of the bank was located in the Akash Avenue.

The injured was rushed to a hospital by the onlookers. Following the incident, the police sounded an alert and searched the area. The suspects were captured in a CCTV camera installed in the area.

Yaadwinder Singh, SHO Kamboh police station, said police parties were carrying out raids to nab the suspects whose pictures were captured in a CCTV camera. A case under Sections 307, 379-B and other relevant sections of Indian Penal Code has been registered.

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