German attacked, robbed in Delhi

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Apr 2017 15:29:51


NEW DELHI,

Apr 8,

(PTI).

A GERMAN National was allegedly attacked by two men with surgical blades and robbed of his wallet and cellphone in north Delhi’s Kotwali area, police said on Saturday. The incident took place at around 10.26 PM on Friday near the Geeta Colony flyover.

The victim, Benjamin Janis Schult, had taken a cycle rickshaw from outside Chandni Chowk metro station to go to a bus stand for boarding an Amritsar-bound bus. However, the rickshaw-puller kept cycling around different lanes in the

area and also asked an accomplice to board the vehicle. “He told the tourist that he is his friend. They kept on roaming around and when the tourist asked him where he was taking him, the rickshaw-puller replied in English saying, ‘I am taking you to the right place’,” a police officer said.

They took the German national to a secluded spot beneath the Geeta Colony flyover where they attacked and robbed him.

“The two attacked him with surgical blades. He suffered injuries to his face and elbow. They snatched away his wallet containing around Rs 9,000 and his cellphone,” said the officer. However, Schult, who is trained in martial arts, managed to fight off his attackers and even escaped from them.

He climbed the flyover and stopped and boarded a passing car. They met a police team on the way which rushed to the spot of the attack but found that the accused had fled.