Man stabbed, robbed for refusing to buy movie ticket

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A 40-year-old man was arrested for allegedly attacking another person with a knife when the victim refused to buy him a ticket to Salman Khan-starrer ‘Antim: The Final Truth’, police said on Tuesday.

The accused, Syed Jiyauddin, is a resident of Chandni Mahal and has already been involved in 27 cases. He was robbing people by threatening them or attacking them with a multipurpose knife, they said.

Police said that being a fan of Hindi films, the accused wanted to watch a movie show in a movie theater here. But having no money, he approached the victim with a knife to prepare a ticket for him.

According to police, the incident took place on November 28 with Ajay who had come to watch a movie. At approximately 7:15 p.m., while standing in front of the movie theater, the accused approached him and asked him to get a ticket to the movie. When the victim resisted, the accused attacked him with a knife and stole his wallet containing Rs 1,790 as well as essential identification documents.

The injured man was sent to a nearby hospital for treatment and after investigation and based on his complaint, a case was registered in Daryaganj in central Delhi, said Shweta Chauhan, deputy police commissioner. (Central).

The accused was arrested the same day by a patrol team on duty near the movie theater and spotted the injured man and another man sounding the alarm, she said.

The weapon of the offense was recovered with the victim’s wallet, she added.

During questioning, Jiyauddin revealed that he was recently released from Tihar Prison after serving five years in a robbery case in 2016.

“He’s addicted to spanking and didn’t have the money to fund his addiction, so he arranged a multi-utility knife to steal from people,” the DCP said.

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