Ludhiana: In an attempt to rob a factory worker, a man stabbed him in throat on Kakowal Road on Saturday night.
Anwar Alam, 44, a resident of Atal Nagar, is admitted to a private hospital, where his condition is stated to be stable.
The police have arrested the robber, Roshan Kumar, 22, of Kakowal Road.
Anwar’s brother Dilnawaj said, “Anwar works at a hosiery factory. On Saturday night, he was walking back home from the factory when the robber intercepted him near a filling station. The robber asked Anwar to handover cash and cellphone to him. When Anwar resisted, the robber brandished a sharp-edged weapon. Before Anwar could understand the reality of the situation, the goon stabbed him in throat. On hearing his screams, passersby raised the alarm. As the robber tried to escape, the passersby chased and nabbed him.”
After thrashing the goon, they handed him over to the police. Anwar was taken to a hospital.
Basti Jodhewal police station SHO sub-inspector Arshpreet Kaur said, “A case under sections 392 (punishment for robbery) and 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC has been lodged against Roshan. He too works at a hosiery factory. On Saturday night, Roshan too was returning home from the factory when he waylaid Anwar in an attempt to rob him. Roshan attacked Anwar with a cutter he uses in the factory. We are checking if Roshan has a criminal record.”