Senior citizen drugged and robbed, no case registered

Cops do not inform victim's family about incident

A 70-year-old man was drugged, poisoned and then robbed of his belongings in east Delhi’s Kalyanpuri, police said. While the victim is critical, the accused are at large.  

The victim identified as Jagan Lal managed to drag himself to the police station, which was just a few metres away, from the place of the incident and fell unconscious after narrating the incident to police.

Police rushed him to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital, but they neither registered a case nor informed the victim’s relatives. After much searching, his relatives managed to trace him to the hospital. His condition is said to be critical.

Jagan, a resident of Trilokpuri, on Thursday had gone to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital to get his eyes checked along with his son-in-law, who lives in Karol Bagh.

After visiting the doctor, Jagan boarded a DTC low-floor bus and reached Trilokpuri at 5 pm. He took a cycle-rickshaw for home near Kalyanpuri bus stand. Soon, four persons stopped the rickshaw and one of them drugged him with a handkerchief and the other injected him something with a poisonous needle, following which he fainted.
The rickshaw driver fled on seeing the assailants. The assaulters cleaned the victim of his gold ring and cash and escaped.

Jagan stayed unconscious in the rickshaw for almost an hour. On regaining consciousness, he pulled himself to the police station and narrated his plight. He was admitted to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital.

By then his relatives had registered a case of missing person with Mayur Vihar police station after he failed to return home.

The suspicious relatives looked for him at hospitals, and finally found him in Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital. Doctors at the hospital told them to have him treated at a bigger hospital. They then got him admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

A senior police officer said the incident has been brought to his notice and action will be taken against errant officials.

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