Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 7
In a broad daylight incident, three miscreants allegedly robbed model-turned-actress Alankrita Sahai of Rs 6 lakh at knifepoint at her house in Sector 27.
One of the suspects has been identified by the victim. The police said the complainant had shifted to the city around a month ago. She and her parents had rented the second floor of the house and the victim’s parents were out of the city for the past 10 days.
Sources said the victim was alone at the house and had kept the door open for her maid when three suspects suddenly entered the house around 12.30 pm. One of the suspects picked a knife from the house and threatened her. The victim was also allegedly assaulted by the suspects.
They took her ATM card and asked its PIN following which a suspect went to a nearby ATM kiosk and withdrew Rs20,000 from her account. He then returned to the house. In the meantime, the victim pushed a suspect and managed to lock herself in a room. The suspects then went to the balcony and tried to enter the room through a window. Then the victim locked herself in the washroom.
The suspects kept demanding money from her and even tried to break the exhaust fan of the washroom. Fearing for her life, the victim threw Rs6 lakh out of the room following which the suspects escaped the spot after scaling the rear wall.
The police were informed about the incident and an investigation was initiated. The footage of CCTV cameras installed in the area was scrutinised.
The police claimed that the victim had identified one of the suspects. “One of the suspects involved in the crime had visited the victim’s house to deliver furniture which she had recently purchased,” said a policeman.
The victim had ordered furniture from Manmohan on August 3. Manmohan had further given the order to Sharanhit of Rama Industries in Mohali and on August 30, four persons from Rama Industries had visited her house to deliver the furniture. A case was registered at the Sector 26 police station. Sources said the police raided the house of one of the suspects, who was at large.