Man dies after robbers throw him off second floor

August 17th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A 20-year-old man was thrown off the second floor of his house and killed for standing up to robbers in his house here, police said Thursday. One of the robbers was arrested.

The incident took place Wednesday night when the victim, Karan, was asleep in his house in Shahadra in east Delhi. An orphan, he lived with his maternal grandmother Daya Sawant, 65, aunt and her two kids.

Karan tried to resist the eight robbers who struck at their house. The robbers first hit him with an iron pan and then threw him down from the second floor, police said.

Some neighbours rushed to help them and the robbers tried to flee, police said.

The neighbours managed to catch one of the robbers, identified as Kunal, 21, a resident of Shakarpur in east Delhi, police said.

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