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Delhi: Thieves loot 78-yr-old, leave Rs 100 note for her to cope with cash crunch

Published Dec 16, 2016, 12:59 pm IST
Updated Dec 16, 2016, 1:04 pm IST
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New Delhi: When 78-year-old Santosh Channan, a Delhi resident, was robbed at knife-point by a gang of four thieves on Thursday, she didn't expect them to agree to her request that they leave some cash for her daily expenses. 

Cash-starved due to demonetisation, Channan pleaded with her robbers to leave the only Rs 2000 note she had for her expenses when the burglars entered her house in the wee hours of Thursday. 

Surprisingly, one of the robbers pulled out a 100 rupee note from his purse and handed it to the old lady. Notably, almost Rs 2 lakh worth of jewellery were stolen, according to an Indian Express report.

Confirming the incident, DCP (southeast) Romil Baniya said a case has been filed at the CR Park Police Station. Police sources also state forensic evidence has been gathered and that the robbers gained access through the drawing room.

"First, they broke the glass windows, unlocked one of the doors from inside, cut through the wire mesh and finally barged in,” said a police officer.



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