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Biker stabs scooterist, snatches Rs 3 lakh

An unidentified biker stabbed a 34-year-old riding a scooter with a knife and snatched his bag that had Rs 3 lakh in cash in Kadma on Tuesday.

The crime in broad daylight took place around 1pm near Jaiprabha Complex on Outer Circle Road, when Mohan Path resident Tapas Das and his friend Mukesh Kumar were on their way to Bistupur on a scooter to deposit the money at the State Bank of India’s branch there.

Das sustained a deep gash on his right hand. His friend Kumar rushed him to Kadma police station. The police took him to Tata Main Hospital.

Kadma OC Jaiprakash Rana rushed to the spot, but could not find any clue.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Das said he was going to SBI’s main branch in Bistupur, as the money could not be put at the cash deposit machine in Kadma. “Before going to Bistupur, I went back home and took my friend Kumar along with me,” said Das.

Recalling the trauma, Das said: “The biker, who looked 25-years-old, didn’t utter a word. He simply came near me, stabbed me and snatched away my bag.”

Asked why was he carrying so much cash, Das said he was about to start a business of edible oil. “I needed to send the cash to a trader in Rajasthan.”

“This is a genuine case of snatching. We are trying to trace the culprit,” said DSP (law and order) Vijay Kumar Singh. Police are also grilling shopkeepers and will examine the CCTV footage of the SBI’s Kadma branch to find out if anyone was following the victim.