One killed, two hurt in Rs.200,000 Greater Noida heist

December 30th, 2008 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Greater Noida, Dec 30 (IANS) In a daring daylight heist, armed robbers Tuesday shot dead a man and critically injured two others before making off with the Rs.200,000 the trio were carrying to register a property deed, the police here said.The incident occurred around 1.00 p.m. at the LG Crossing in the Surajpur Industrial Area when Sripal (29), his sister-in-law Kiresh (35) and brother-in-law Malkhan (38) were going to Dadri on a motorcycle, Noida police chief R.K. Chaturvedi said.

Sripal was driving while the other two were riding pillion and the trio were on their way to register a property deed at the sub-registrar office in Greater Noida, Chaturvedi added.

Near the LG Crossing, four armed men in a Santro car brushed against the motorcycle, due to which Sripal lost his balance and the three riders fell on the ground. One of the criminals then attempted to snatch the bag with the cash from Sripal. He resisted and was shot dead, Chaturvedi said.

When Sripal’s brother-in-law attempted to intervene, the robbers shot at them too and made off with the money, the officer added.

The trio was taken to a nearby hospital, where Sripal was pronounced dead. Malkhan was said to be in a critical condition while Kiresh, who sustained scratches and abrasions on her body was given first aid and sedatives, a doctor at the hospital said.

On Monday night, armed criminals robbed a Santro car and Rs.700 from a man named Ankit Rawat. The incident occurred at 10.30 p.m.

The police said the criminals were riding in an Alto car and they abandoned it at the spot and fled in the Santro.

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