Two held for attacking, robbing `homosexual` acquaintance

Two youths, including a Management student, were arrested in south Delhi for allegedly attacking their "homosexual" acquaintance at his house and then robbing him, police said

Last Updated: Dec 03, 2010, 21:11 PM IST

New Delhi: Two youths, including a Management
student, were arrested in south Delhi for allegedly attacking
their "homosexual" acquaintance at his house and then robbing
him, police said on Friday.

The arrested have been identified as Amit Vishwakarma
(22), the Management student, and Raju Das (23), who works in
a prominent restaurant chain. The duo allegedly attacked the
victim at his house on November 26 and decamped with
valuables.

All the robbed articles worth Rs two lakh, including
gold chain, pendant, bracelet and four mobile phones have been
recovered from their possession, police said.

The victim, who works as a private tutor, approached
police saying he was attacked by two persons who robbed him at
his Sarojini Nagar residence. His wife who works in a
government hospital and his children were not at home when the
incident took place.

H G S Dhaliwal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South),
said it came to light that the victim was also interested in
having sex with men and recently came in contact with
Vishwakarma, at a get-together. Vishwakarma introduced himself
as Ravi Mathur, a fictitious name.

Vishwakarma used to visit the victim at his residence
after they met.

"On the day of incident, while the complainant was having
breakfast, Vishwakarma visited the complainant`s residence
with an ulterior motive to rob him. The complainant, in good
faith, offered him breakfast.

"While he was serving the same, Vishwakarma along with
his accomplice hit him with a cricket bat and robbed him of
precious jewellery and mobile phones," Dhaliwal said.

During investigations, he said, it came to light that
Vishwakarma has fled to Rajasthan with looted articles.

However, he was arrested.

Vishwakarma told police that he started attending late
night parties during his early student days where he met Das.

"As both accused had a common liking for lavish
lifestyle, they planned to rob the victim, who happened to be
in contact with Vishwakarma," Dhaliwal said.

Vishwakarma allegedly let Das inside the victim`s house
while the latter was preparing breakfast for his friend.

"They hoped that the complainant would never be able to
disclose the facts due to social `stigma` attached with
homosexuality. Vishwakarma also thought that he will never be
caught as he did not reveal his real identity to the victim,"
Dhaliwal said.

PTI