New Delhi / 2 women rob 76-yr-old war veteran of ₹40,000 inside Delhi ATM kiosk

India Today : Oct 05, 2019, 12:12 PM

A1971 war veteran was robbed of Rs 40,000 by two women inside an ATM kiosk in South Delhi's Hauz Khas area. The incident happened at around 2 pm on October 2 when 76-year-old Captain (retired) NK Mahajan was inside an ATM kiosk to withdraw cash.

As soon as NK Mahajan entered the ATM, the two accused women barged into it and robbed him of Rs 40,000.

In the CCTV footage, NK Mahajan can be seen entering the ATM kiosk while the two women follow him and enter it despite being asked to stay out.

One of the two women then approached NK Mahajan and asked for help while the other stole the money from his pocket and fled the spot. NK Mahajan even tried looking for the accused women but the two had fled by then.

"A case has been registered. We have identified the suspects and they will be arrested soon," Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Kumar Thakur said.

In his statement, Mahajan said, "I asked them (women) to wait and stay out, but they didn't listen and entered the ATM. There was no guard available to help me and stop them. I was helpless thinking that I cannot do anything more (them being women) to keep them waiting outside and continued with my ATM transaction."

"The ladies reached near me and asked me if there is any problem and, quietly, one of them stole Rs 40,000 from the right pocket of my trousers, which I had just withdrawn," he was quoted as saying by PTI.