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20 Mar 2019

Prints from chopped finger led to arrest of two robbers

Prints of chopped finger lead to robbers' arrest

A fingerprint from a chopped finger led to the arrest of a man and his accomplice who allegedly robbed a person inside a moving bus in west Delhi's Janakpuri, police said Monday.

The police found a chopped finger on the spot of the crime and its prints were matched with police data after which they arrested the accused.

Here are the details.

In context

Prints of chopped finger lead to robbers' arrest
Complainant was traveling with his relatives when he got robbed

Details

Complainant was traveling with his relatives when he got robbed

In the police data, it was found that the severed appendage belonged to one Rahul (24), following which police arrested him and his accomplice Dharambir (35).

In his complaint, Ranjeet Kumar Yadav, a resident of Vidhyapati Nagar, stated that on Sunday afternoon he was traveling with three relatives in a minibus to Janakpuri.

He said near the CRPF camp, two men boarded the bus.

Incident

Accused attacked complainant's relative with knife, got injured in scuffle

When Yadav got down at the next stop at Vikas Kunj, he felt that his wallet was stolen.

While he was checking for it, one person threw it in the bus and the other attacked Yadav's relative, Dharmender, with a knife, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Monika Bhardwaj said.

The accused was also injured in the scuffle, she said.

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Dharambir was involved in seven cases of robbery, theft, snatching

The two accused were later arrested and the knife used in the crime was also recovered, Bhardwaj said. Rahul was previously involved in four cases of snatching and robbery, while Dharambir had been involved in seven cases of robbery, snatching, theft, Arms Act, she added.

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