Noida, July 17 Hours after a 38-year-old Iraqi man landed in Delhi for treatment of a relative at a hospital in Noida, he was robbed of $30,000 on Wednesday evening.
The robbery happened outside Jaypee Hospital in Sector 128 around 7 pm, police said.
“The victim, identified as Faris Sabeeb Talab, who had come to India for the liver transplant treatment of a relative at Jaypee Hospital on Wednesday, was robbed of $30,000 .He was sitting near the divider outside the hospital in the evening when a Wagon R came and stopped near him. Three men in plain clothes were inside the car and summoned Talab saying they were from the police,” police officer Shwetabh Pandey, said.
“They asked him if he was having hash (Charas). Meanwhile one of the three men snatched the pouch hanging from his waist and they sped away,” said a senior police officer.
A police control room call was made by Talab and an FIR was registered.
“In the complaint, Talab has claimed that the pouch contained $30,000 (over Rs 20 lakh),” the officer added.Further probe is being done, Pandey said, adding Talab had told police that the assailants “did not look Indian”.