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Two arrested on robbery charge

NEW DELHI: Two persons have been arrested by the East Delhi police for allegedly robbing an autorickshaw driver at Anand Vihar in East Delhi on Wednesday.

According to the police, three men had hired an autorickshaw, being driven by Praveen Kumar, from Azadpur Chowk to go to Anand Vihar. When the autorickshaw reached road No. 56 in Anand Vihar, one of the passengers whipped out a country-made revolver and forced Praveen to part with Rs. 500. The trio then pushed Praveen out of the vehicle and fled with his autorickshaw. Praveen raised an alarm which alerted a police patrol party. They chased the autorickshaw and intercepted it at Ramprastha in Anand Vihar. While two of the robbers were arrested, one of them escaped.

MCD employee murdered

NEW DELHI: A 33-year-old employee of Municipal Corporation of Delhi was found murdered in his house at Bawana in North-West Delhi on Thursday.

According to the police, Bijender, a driver at the Karmpura office of the MCD, was found dead on a cot in the courtyard of his house where he had gone to sleep on Wednesday night. There was a single bullet wound on the left temple.

Following preliminary investigations, the police claimed to have picked up some vital clues about two persons suspected to be behind the incident.

They are likely to be arrested soon, they claimed.

The Bawana police have registered a case of murder and are investigating further.

Girl assaulted

NEW DELHI: A 15-year-old girl was allegedly criminally assaulted in her house by her 35-year-old cousin at Sultanpuri in North-West Delhi on Thursday.

According to the police, the girl, daughter of a security guard living at Budh Vihar in Sultanpuri, was alone in her house when the accused, Ashish, a distant cousin, came there around 3-45 p.m. The girl's parents had gone to a nearby hospital to meet a relative who was ill. Taking advantage of the situation, Ashish allegedly forced himself upon the girl. When the parents of the girl returned, they reported the matter to the police.

Alleged suicide by auto driver

NEW DELHI: Apparently miffed at his wife's constant refusal to live with him, an autorickshaw driver allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling in his house at Nangloi in West Delhi on Thursday.

According to the police, Sudheer, a resident of Chander Vihar in Nangloi, was found hanging from the ceiling with the help of a saree around 9 a.m. A suicide note was also recovered from the spot.

The deceased had purportedly mentioned in the note that he was ending his life as he was fed up of his wife's refusal to come back to him.

Man found dead

NEW DELHI: A 47-year-old man was found dead in his house at Okhla in South Delhi on Thursday.

According to the police, Ravi Kumar Gupta, a resident of Tughlakabad Extension in Okhla who ran a shoe shop from his house, was found lying in his room with sharp injuries on his neck.

A case of murder has been registered at Okhla police station and further investigations are on.

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