A case has been registered under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC at the Vartak Nagar police station. The attacker was arrested, and let off on bail within 24 hours. The two iPhones were recovered, but the cash is allegedly still missing.
The family and the employer alleged that the police had gone soft on the attacker. Aftab, Ahmed’s employer, claimed that the police told the family that the attacker was a mentally unstable juvenile. “But in the FIR, his age has been registered as 20.
Also, there is no mention of a robbery. Police officials told us that he is mentally unstable, and committed the attack to procure money to buy a Yamaha Rs 15.”
Shoaib Razzaq Kandhal (34), Ahmed’s brother-in-law, raised another suspicion. “The police say they took Ahmed’s statement. But, how could they have done this when he was unconscious for two days?” he asked. “All the money Ahmed had on him was stolen, including the cash in his wallet. Why has the person who stabbed him been let off?”
An officer from Vartak Nagar police station confirmed that the attacker is a minor, and was produced before the juvenile court and granted bail.