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1.5 crore looted at North Campus ATM; armed guard dead

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Delhi University’s Kamla Nagar area, on 29 November witnessed a robbery of Rs. 1.5 crore at the broad daylight time of 11 AM. The amount was looted from Citi Bank ATM outside McDonald’s in the main market.

According to the police statement given to DU Beat, two men on a motorcycle gunned down a security guard and robbed Rs. 1.5 crore from a cash van parked next to the ATM booth. The security guard was shot twice in his head. The other occupants of the cash van, who were also armed, were inside the ATM while the guard was waiting outside.

[caption id="attachment_27817" align="aligncenter" width="540"]Crime spot right after the incident Crime spot right after the incident[/caption]

An eyewitness immediately informed the police about the crime. A PCR van arrived at the crime scene and rushed the security guard to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead. The case of murder and robbery has been registered.

The area had CCTV cameras installed and the investigation process in going on.

[caption id="attachment_27816" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Police investigating the crime scene | Photo courtesy: ANI News Police investigating the crime scene | Photo courtesy: ANI News[/caption]

An eye witness who was a student of Miranda House told DU Beat that,”The area was crowded but we don’t know how the robbers managed to get out. Delhi Police is at test now as there are a lot of such incidents happening in the city. Incidents like this in the campus, make this area unsafe for all the students.”

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